Kwiatkowski: We have to be cautious and watch our Tour de France rivals

Michal Kwiatkowski protects Egan Bernal
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Michał Kwiatkowski cruised home over five minutes down on stage 3 of the Tour de France alongside his battered and bruised Ineos Grenadiers teammate Pavel Sivakov, with the Polish rider well aware that conserving energy on flatter stages would be a benefit further down the line.

And those benefits could come into view as early as today, Tuesday, with the race tackling its first mountain summit finish at Orcières-Merlette.

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