By John Trevorrow
Speaking prior to the start of stage 17 in Morzine, Simon Gerrans said that Christophe Moreau's ride on the Joux Plane was a notable one. "He was awesome yesterday," he stated. "To ride away from most of the GC contenders up that monster of a climb, well that was pretty special. He must have gone mighty quick down the descent as well because he nearly caught Sastre. That descent was pretty scary, especially after you've raced so many kilometers and you're dead on your feet."
"It looks like I will get to race into Paris again. I'm looking forward to that."