Quintana tumbles from Tour de France top 10 as accumulated fatigue sets in

There was considerable mirth among the riders of Katusha-Alpecin and Direct Energie as they navigated the back streets of Le Puy-en-Velay in search of their hotels in the aftermath of stage 15 of the Tour de France. With much of the peloton set to spend Monday's rest day in the shadow of the imposing statue of Notre-Dame de France that dominates the skyline, many riders realised the quickest way to their lodgings was by bike, even if they weren't entirely sure of the route.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.