It's the end of stage 7 of the Tour de France, and Wout van Aert has taken his second stage win of the race, and his Jumbo-Visma team's third after a day dominated by crosswinds, chaos and GC changes.
Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) retained his yellow jersey, but that just scratches the surface on a day that was nail-biting and intense from the gun, and saw the peloton split to pieces on several occasions through the efforts of Peter Sagan's Bora-Hansgrohe team, and then later due to pressure from Ineos Grenadiers.
Several yellow-jersey contenders were caught out in the echelons, while the likes of Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana), Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) and Groupama-FDJ's Thibaut Pinot head into a weekend of stages in the Pyrenees within touching distance of the lead. The race is delicately poised.
In this latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, we look back at a dramatic day, hear from both Van Aert and Yates, and dissect the new GC standings ahead of the Pyrenees.
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