Taaramäe takes a bow at La Planche des Belles Filles

The first summit finish of the Tour de France is the formal introduction to the leading actors who will grace the grandest of stages over the coming two weeks, and while the anticipated main players of Wiggins, Evans and Nibali were duly marked present and correct at La Planche des Belles Filles, there was also a curtain call for potential breakout star Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis).

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1