Stage 18: Burgos to Pena Cabarga, 186.5km
Vasil Kiryienka attacked with 45km remaining and maintained his slender advantage to take a well-deserved solo victory at the summit of Pena Cabarga ahead of Chris Anker Sorensen and Adam Hansen. Vincenzo Nibali just clung onto the race lead after being dropped and distanced by Chris Horner in the final kilometre. Continue reading
Stage 18: Burgos to Pena Cabarga, 186.5km, medium mountain
Considering what the guys have been through, especially in the Pyrenees, this stage must look almost easy. But that’s where it can get dangerous – one slip of concentration, someone gets too far up the road, and a podium place is put in jeopardy. Continue reading
Stage 18: Gap to Alpe d’Huez, 172.5km
France got its first stage winner of the Tour on its most prestigious climb, Nairo Quintana leapfrogged into the podium position and there was controversy over late gels and bike weights.