The first foray into the Alps helped further cement Chris Froome (Sky) atop the Tour de France standings after the yellow jersey wearer jumped across to the attack by his former teammate Richie Porte (BMC). The pair distanced several of Froome's key rivals, including Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExchange), Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Fabio Aru (Astana).
Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha) won the stage from the day's successful breakaway, jumping clear on the Finhaut-Emosson ascent to take his first Tour de France stage win over Jarlinson Pantano (IAM Cycling) and mountains classification leader Rafal Majka (Tinkoff).
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