I thought after a few years of following stage races - particularly The TDF - I had it pretty much figured out. In today’s Stage 19 - I must say I am back to being a bit puzzled. They Yellow Jersey has a somewhat vulnerable lead. The breakaway group of 20 riders is now about 9:00 minutes out. 13 miles remaining. The “outstanding” NBC commentators have not shown or said who each of the 20 are. I therefore must assume that none are within striking distance of the YJ. IF I’m riding somewhere within 5 minutes of the GC lead - why in the hell would I not be in that breakaway? Like I said, I do understand a whole lot more than 10 years ago. Maybe holding back to give myself a chance in tomorrow’s TT? But if I’m a GC rider - that is problematic. So I am still asking, why no close or close to close riders in the breakaway?