Tour Moments of Joy: Stage 10 – Sheer Chaos

 Stage 10 of the Tour de France was pure chaos and I LOVED it.

I present these tweets in no particular order as, like many people, I was ‘trying’ to follow on twitter and nothing made any sense.

And YES, Esteban Chaves (EF Education-Easypost) was in the break. Spoiler alert, he was VERY attackity and finished 5th – hooray.

From Kilometre zero to the finish it was action all day long.


Got to applaud the audacity of first and second on GC thinking they could sneak into a break.

Riders all over the road.

French hearts sank as first Romain Bardet (DSM Firmenich) and then David Gaudu (Groupama FDJ) were dropped. At one point the group they were in was over two minutes back. Thank goodness they made it back to the main peloton.

Poor Romain, these are practically his home roads. At least his team has sense of humour, though they forgot to add the getting dropped and having to chase like fury to get back.

The punsters were out in force.


The attacks just kept happening.

Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal Quick-Step) and Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Victorious)  make their move –  on a descent of course.

And finally towards the end, just when we thought the break were home free, THIS HAPPENED!  Jumbo-Visma’s Wout Van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin Deceuninck) set off on their own. Even Sean Kelly was lost for words.

Don’t you just LOVE days like these.

Stage results

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