With a fond au revoir to the UK, the peloton hails a cheery bonjour to France. This is definitely a stage to make the sprinters rub their hands in anticipation of glory and securing more points for the green jersey. Continue reading
In front of huge crowds and the perfect royal backdrop, Marcel Kittel scorched up The Mall in London to take his second win in three stages. Vincenzo Nibali retains yellow after some super work by Astana.
Vincenzo Nibali pulled off a surprise attack to win his first Tour stage and take over the yellow jersey. A difficult parcours taking in some wonderfully named Yorkshire hills – Côte de Blubberhouses, anyone? – prompted the top GC contenders into some brilliant racing over the final kilometres.