In what can only be described as one of the most surprising things in cycling all season … Nairo Quintana actually attacked! In fact, he was so committed to this attack, he won the tough 65km stage with a summit finish on the Col du Portet. While he was doing that, Sky whittled down the bunch of favourites until they even whittled down Chris Froome. Geraint Thomas put in a commanding performance against the attacks of Tom Dumoulin and Primoz Roglic to extend his margin to 1.59 on second placed Dumoulin and 2.31 on his teammate Froome. Roglic is now only 16sec away from that third step.
It’s the weekend so we have just that little bit extra in the Final Kilometre post. We’ve got podiums, bubbly, and a down to the last second finish at the Giro del Trentino. If that’s not enough action, we can round off with a bodacious Queen stage from Croatia.
Queen stage action from Trentino and another tricky sprint finish from Croatia. It’s a Final Kilometre of just the right size to go with breakfast.