Tim Wellens’ solo victory on Saturday’s queen stage during a Dantesque deluge brought him a suitcase full of jerseys, including the race leader’s, and a healthy GC margin, which he maintained into Monday’s individual time-trial (after the organisers cancelled Sunday’s stage). He finished only some 30 seconds off overall runner-up Fabio Felline and third placed Alberto Bettiol to confirm his overall victory.
Peter Sagan won his third stage of this year’s Tour as it made a detour into the spectacular Swiss city of Bern. The reigning world champion consolidated his lead in the points classification by edging out Alexander Kristoff to the line, after the day’s two-man breakaway of Tony Martin and Julian Alaphilippe (and a plucky late move from Rui Costa) had been reeled in. There was no change in the GC, with all the race favourites coming across the line safely ensconced in the lead group.