Last year, it was the Mighty Degs taking the Roubaix stage of the Tour de France – and his emotional interview afterwards. But what was the spine-tingling moment of this year?
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A lot can happen in the final week of the Tour. There are career defining stage wins and jerseys up for grabs. GC ambitions to be improved or jealously guarded, and for sure suitcases of courage to be dipped into. It’s been a wild and emotional ride so let’s take a look back on the final week of Tour de France 2016.
The last mountain stage of this year’s Tour de France and while attacks on the maillot jaune over the five climbs would have been welcome, I can’t imagine they were expected by anyone watching today. So it was the race for a top 10 place and a stage win and this fight didn’t disappoint. First on the descent to Morzine, Movistar’s Ion Izaguirre outraced outstanding descenders IAM’s Jarlinson Pantano and Astana’s Vincenzo Nibali to take a fast and furious stage win. There were some changes in the top 10 but not the top 5 positions in the GC.