As the Tour de France finally reaches its first rest day, Vincenzo Nibali already has a tight grip on the yellow jersey. His closest competitor Alberto Contador was forced to withdraw after crashing on a soggy stage ten, allowing the Italian to romp to victory atop the Planche des Belles Filles and recapture a commanding lead at the top of the general classification. Continue reading
Even if Lotto-Belisol’s Tony Gallopin does nothing else in his career, he will be forever fêted in his home nation as not only a French wearer of the maillot jaune but a rider who wore the fabled yellow jersey on that most important of days: today, Bastille Day. Here’s a quick look at the third rider to sit atop the general classification in this year’s Tour de France.
The last day in the Vosges, a spectacular summit finish, the day before the first rest day, and it’s Bastille Day. Oh yes, I sense French-flavoured breakaways and GC fireworks.