Team Sunweb delivered a sublime performance from kilometre zero to the finish line that saw Michael Matthews double his victory tally and move within touching distance of the maillot vert. The Australian blasted around the around the final bend, edging out a fast-finishing Edvald Boasson Hagen and a disgruntled John Degenkolb. The threat of crosswinds stalked the peloton all day and when they did hit the only GC contender caught out in the echelon action was Quick Step Floor’s Dan Martin. Chris Froome remains in yellow.
Warren Barguil nailed his line around the last corner to perfection. Took it wide and exited with all the momentum to hold off his three breakaway companions Nairo Quintana, Alberto Contador and Mikel Landa. The Sunweb man they nickname Wawa claimed the first French victory on Bastille Day since 2005 after a day spent on the attack, more than making up for his Stage 9 disappointment The top three on GC remain exactly the same with Fabio Aru still holding a 6sec advantage over Chris Froome despite fierce skirmishes all over the Pyrenean parcours. Mikel Landa moves into 5th after joining Contador in a Spanish raid on the Col d’Agnes. The shortest stage in the Tour produced a rip-roaring day of racing – who would have thought that eh?