I hope Cofidis have another bottle of bubbly ready to pop for Ion Izaguirre tonight. Holy moly what a panachetastic victory on a bat-shit crazy stage 12 of the Tour de France. On any other day a second victory in as many weeks for the Mighty ‘Dis would be my moment of joy, my head tells me so. Except, you see, there was also a rather magnificent Thibaut Pinot attack (Groupama-FDJ) – and the heart wants what it wants.
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.