Tour Poitou-Charentes’ race of truth

Behind-the-scenes gallery from Western France

4 weeks ago by Oskar Scarsbrook

Pier André Côté impressed on stage 3b of Tour Poitou-Charentes. The Canadian rode to 11th place in the 23.5km time-trial from Monts-sur-Guesnes to Loudon, finishing 43 seconds behind stage winner Ben Hermans (Israel Start-Up Nation). Brit Connor Swift (Team Arkéa Samsic) did enough to wrestle the overall lead from stage 3a winner Elia Viviani (Cofidis, Solutions Crédits). He goes into the hilly final day with a ten-second advantage over Bruno Armirail (Groupama – FDJ).

Photographer Ethan Glading takes you behind the lens in Western France as the team enters the final stage in hopes of moving Colin Joyce back into the top 10 overall. Watch the finale on the race’s Facebook page.