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.
A thrilling last stage saw Andrew Talansky take the Criterium du Dauphine by the scuff of the neck to end a thrilling week that set the scene for the forthcoming Tour de France.