Chris Froome watched Alberto Contador like a hawk all day, but no attack came from the Saxo-Tinkoff team leader. Has he admitted defeat in the battle for the yellow jersey?
Stage 19: Bourg-d’Oisans to Le Grand-Bornand, 204.5km
Rui Costa claimed both his and Movistar’s second victory with a solo move on the ascent and subsequent descent of the Col de la Croix Fry – the same tactic he had employed to win in Gap on Tuesday. Meanwhile Chris Froome‘s rivals seemed more concerned with watching each other than with pursuing their vanishing hopes of snatching the maillot jaune.
You may recognise the style of our VeloArtist, Eliza Southwood. A popular illustrator, she has done work for boneshaker and Cycling Active magazines, Look Mum No Hands! and special commissions for the V&A museum. We got to talk to her as she was getting ready for an exhibition at Bath’s Society Cafe. (Original illustrations ©Eliza Southwood.) Continue reading