But what about the other part of the Mexico story? What impact would tyres have on the most talked about stage in years? For the first time since the 1986 Tour de Corse, a competitive stage ran to 80 kilometres, 50 miles.
Guanajuato was a significant chapter in this year’s Mexican tale. But surely this would be beyond Michelin’s soft compound. Not quite. First on the road (courtesy of the forceful removal of a wheel on
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