Ring those bells and hang out the bleu-blanc-rouge bunting, stage 10 of the Tour de France gave us a French victory full of fight and Gallic flair!!! Julian Alaphilippe attacked on the first of five climbs to force the break, teased all his companions to breaking point, before launching a solo raid on the Col de Romme that no one could match. One seat-of-the-pants Col de la Colombière descent later, and he was over the finish line in tears of joy to claim his first Tour de France victory and a trip to the King of the Mountains podium as well. Race leader Greg Van Avermaet was simply majestic. Not only did he get into the break, he climbed like a mountain goat to finish fourth and extend his lead to over 2 minutes on a whole flock of GC contenders.
We’re going over the cobbles, kicking up the dust for our second TOUR TWEETS OF THE WEEK! The Mighty Degs, QuickSteppers, fun videos from everyone from EF to Velon, SuperSagan, That Boy Phinney and much much more! Giddy up!
The first 9 stages of Tour de France 2018 went from Snoozeville to Bonkersville, with some hair-raising sprints in between. Midge, Euan and Kathi have a rollicking conversation while picking out some of the highlights (and lowlights) of the first week – and there’s a slight wine-fuelled cobbles rant … “Nobody puts Roubaix in a corner!”