The second week of the Tour de France has come and gone, but the tweets live on forever. We have Julian Alapolkadot, whale-watching in the peloton, Cav‘s cutest fan, Fabs eating a giant cookie and Moms who love the Tour – and people who love France. Plus so so much more!
Second week of the Tour de France starts with 3 hellish stages in the Alps and ends in Danish Dynamite delight. La Course left us breathless and hoarse with a fantastic finish. Buckle-up for a helter-skelter week of French racing.
With the GC still largely in recovery mode, today’s stage screamed breakaway victory. A spot of early echelon action on the 188km across the Massif Central to the tough uphill finish in Mende resulted in a mass breakout with a massive time gap. Cue two spectacular finales. The stage was won with exquisite timing by Omar Fraile (Astana) who flew up the last climb to overhaul lone escapee Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo), who finished third. Second place went to KOM leader and Quick-Stepper Julian Alaphilippe, who left his charge for the line a tad too late. Jumble Bee Primoz Roglic emerged best of the GC contenders, gaining a handful of seconds on race leader Geraint Thomas (Sky), though the overall remains unchanged.