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Tour de France 2017: Stage 12


Welcome to the Pyrenees one and all. After the Marcel Kittel domination of the last few days, you'll be happy to know that this is not a day for him. The mountains are back and we've got a big day out planned. I hope you packed plenty of water. 

Check out what is in store for the riders today with Alasdair Fotheringham's preview of the Pyrenees, including a video overview of the course created by Relive and voiced over yours truly. You can find all of that here

The teams and riders are getting ready at the start in Pau, where things finished off this morning. There is rain falling at the start and it's a cool 12 degrees at the finish. The riders are expected to venture through the clouds on the way up to the line.

The Pyrenees are usually scorching at this time of year, but the race is expecting much cooler temperatures as it passes through the mountain range. 

The GC riders have had a bit of a break the last couple of days, but today should see some changes near the top. Chris Froome has just 18 seconds on Fabio Aru. Can he hold onto his yellow jersey?

It's a long neutral zone today at 8.2km, which bumps the day's riding up over 220-kilometres. With six climbs to tackle today, on top of that, it's going to be a tough day out. The last riders have signed on and some are lining up on the start line. Just 10 minutes until they roll out. 

Alberto Contador dropped out of the top 10 on the last mountain stage into Chambery after he crashed twice and was dropped on the final climb. He had another little spill yesterday and said after the stage that this stage was pushing him to the limit. 

This is a good type of stage for Romain Bardet, who likes to take an aggressive approach to his riding. He sits in third place at the moment and has made a call to his rivals to work together to unseat Froome in the yellow jersey. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Read what Bardet had to say here

While Fabio Aru is sitting in a handy place in GC, yesterday was a difficult day for his Astana team. They lost Dario Cataldo to a crash and Jakob Fuglsang went down in the same incident. Fuglsang finished the stage but he suffered fractures in his scaphoid and the head of his radial bone in his left elbow. 

The riders have left Pau and are making their way through the neutral zone. We should expect the flat to drop in just over 10 minutes. 

Luke Rowe tells Eurosport that Team Sky is not concerned about the breakaway. "They can go," he says. Could this then be a day for the escapees to taste some success. They've not had much luck during this year's Tour with the course very much against them. 

There is certainly a lot at stake today and there will be plenty of interest in getting out into the break, which means that it should be a very fast start to the day. 

 The riders are right behind the race car. Tim Wellens and Marcus Burghardt are up there. Do they want to be in the break? They certainly look like it. 

Nairo Quintana is another rider up near the front. Keeping out of trouble, or getting ready for something? We should find out very soon. 

The flag is waved and we've got attacks coming. Lotto Soudal are the first to go. 

Guillaume van Keirsbulck is another that is trying to get up the road. He was in a very long lone break in the opening week. It was so hot out there that he managed to singe the hair off his forearms from leaning on the handlebars. 

There is lots of movement on the front of the bunch and we can expect that for quite some time. Warren Barguil is another that is trying to get away. He wants more points in the mountains classification.

This is how things look in the mountains classification ahead of today's busy day. 

Markel Irizar, Adrien Petit and Jay McCarthy have been trying to get away. They have been dangling off the front for quite some time, but they are eventually brought back by the peloton. 

it has been a thoroughly fast affair thus far and the riders have already completed 10 kilometres. The peloton is completely stretched out under the pace at the moment. 

Movistar are getting involved in these attacks now. Sutterlin is having a go but De Gendt is chasing him down. 

The top layers are coming off in the peloton. The rain has subsided for now and it's actually warmer than it looks for now. 

A move of about 15-20 riders has got a sizeable gap. Hovering at the back is the green jersey of Marcel Kittel. He's on the wheel of Michael Matthews. Both of these riders are interested in the points of the green jersey competition. Others involved are Steve Cummings, Bennatti, Diego Ulissi, Jack Bauer, Nils Pollit and Thomas De Gendt. 

Stefan Kung is also one of the riders in this leading group. He tried to get into a break earlier this week but was told that he was too strong and the sprint teams didn't allow him to go. Today, though, he looks like he's made it into the day's break. 

The peloton has eased up significantly and Team Sky are managing the front now. The escapees have 2:14 on the peloton. 

The full make-up of this breakaway group is: Stave Cummings, Thomas de Gendt, Jack Bauer, Marcel Kittel, Diego Ulissi, Koen de Kort, Michael Matthew, Stefan Kung, Nils Politt, Cyril Gautier, Imanol Erviti and Julien Simon. There are a lot of good climbers in this move. 

Notably, Barguil missed the breakaway. Fortunately, none of his major rivals for that competition have got into the move. 

Matthews and Kittel are obviously in this break for the intermediate sprint. We can expect them to fade away when they pass that point after 100 kilometres of racing. Kittel is well clear in the green jersey competition, but Matthews is not giving up on it just yet. 

167km remaining from 214km

This is a pretty illustrious breakaway group with four Tour de France stage winners in the line-up, with Kittel, Matthews, De Gendt and Cummings. Ulissi has not won a Tour de France stage - this is his debut - but he has taken six Giro d'Italia stage wins. 

Something to note. With this stage, the peloton has passed the 2,000-kilometre mark. Still a lot more road to go before they reach Paris though. 

We've already got an hour of racing done and the average speed has been a zippy 48.5kph. The peloton are still cranking it out and it's near enough single file at the moment. 

Today the stage finishes on Peyragudes but it is another climb that is being remembered today. It is 50 years to the day since Tom Simpson died while riding up Mont Ventoux. Simpson is a polarising character, but his death was a defining moment in cycling history. 

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The leaders are on the first climb of the day, the Cote de Capvern. They've pushed their advantage up to 4:18 with 152 kilometres still to run. Christian Knees is on the front of the peloton for Team Sky. 

All the top GC teams are up at the front of the peloton. There's still a long way to go, but anything could happen today and they want to be ready for it. This first climb won't be too troubling but things will start to get very serious on the Col des Ares at close to the halfway point. From there, it is a relentless day out. 

Kittel just off the back of the breakaway group on this climb, he's picking up bottles though. This fourth category climb isn't troubling the big sprinter and he'll easily make it to the intermediate sprint on the other side. 

Thomas de Gendt gets the one point at the top of the climb. That gives him an overall tally of four now. He'll have to win a few more KOMs to get close to Warren Barguil. De Gendt finishes second to Rafal Majka in the mountains classification last season. 

Five minutes now for the escapees as they make the traverse between the Capvern and the Ares. Knees and Rowe sharing the effort on the front for now. Rain is falling slightly again and those white jerseys are going to need a bit of Daz at the end of the day. 

Other washing detergents are available, of course. 

BMC Racing came into the Tour de France with Richie Porte as their main leader. Since the Australian crashed out, the team has had to reassess their goals as DS Fabio Baldato explained ahead of the stage this morning. 

80 kilometres in and the peloton is still chugging along at 47 kilometres per hour. Team Sky has been managing the front of the bunch pretty much since the start and it doesn't look like they're going to get help any time soon. 

Team Sky DS Nicolas Portal has spoken to French television. He says that the stage win is not the end goal today, but they do want to put a bit more of a gap between themselves and their rivals.

We were expecting a bit more of an aggressive start to today. The pace is high, but things are fairly steady at the moment and riders are able to take a comfort break. We'll see how things change once the riders pass through the intermediate sprint in a moment and the bigger mountains come up. 

It's like watching a dream sequence with the rain falling on the cameras. Intermediate sprint coming. 

Matthews leads out the sprint with Kittel right in his wheel. It looks like Matthews just has it over the German, but we'll await the official confirmation. 

Kittel knows he doesn't need to win that with such a big advantage so finishing second would be pretty good for him. He cuts down the advantage that Matthews gets for taking that sprint. 

Confirmation that Matthews took the 20 points, but Kittel got 15 so that's a net gain of just 5 after all that effort. Thomas de Gendt came through in third. 

The peloton now rolling through that sprint point. They're 5:37 down on that leading group of 12. It will be interesting to see how long the sprinters will stick around. Matthews stayed pretty late into Sunday's stage but he might want to save his energy for other stages. 

The peloton is passing through the feed zone at the moment. Bernhard Eisel is right near the front. He had a bit of a crash in the feed zone earlier in the race and perhaps he just wants to make sure he doesn't get caught up in a stray musette. 

As we approach the second climb of the day, why not treat your ears to our latest podcast. Cyclingnews editor Daniel Benson spoke to Cedric Vasseur earlier in the race about his brief but fruitful turn in the yellow jersey 20 years ago. You can find it here

The changing weather is making it a bit difficult for the riders. The rain gear has been on and off for the opening section of this stage. Nothing of the sort for the escapees though, who are on their way up the second climb of the day with a 6:12 advantage over the peloton. 

106km remaining from 214km

Alberto Contador on the back of the bunch. He's been back to the car briefly. He's showing the damage he suffered in yesterday's crash, where he came down with teammate Michael Gogl. It's been a rough few days for Contador, what can he do today?

The leaders are just 1km from the top of the second climb and Marcel Kittel is still in this group. He looks pretty comfortable for now, but that will change very soon. 

The Pyrenees are certainly delivering their fair share of interesting fans on the side of the road. We've had firewomen doing spin classes and we've just had a one-man band. Don't know if we can put in any song requests. 

Matthews and De Gendt have shot off the front of the escape group on the descent. Interesting tactic by the Australian. 

Few risks being taken on the descent of the Ares by the breakaway. De Gendt and Matthews are back with the group as they pick their way over this damp tarmac. The peloton is still climbing. 

While the weather is pretty grim over the riders at the moment, it is beautiful sunshine at the line. Hopefully it will be like that when the riders get there. 

The Pyrenees have been a part of the Tour de France since 1910. We took a pictorial look back at some of its most iconic ascents and the moments they made. Check out our climbs of the Pyrenees gallery.

The Col de Menté is coming up very soon. This 6.9km ascent averages 8.1%. It has been part of the Tour de France on 18 other occasions and will be remembered for the crash of Luis Ocaña and Eddy Merckx in 1971. Ocaña was in yellow and following Merckx, who was attacking, down the descent. Merckx crashed and Ocaña had nowhere to go. Merckx would carry on and eventually win the race, but Ocaña's race was over there and then after he was struck from behind by Joop Zoetemelk.

6:10 for the breakaway with just 1.5km to the top of the climb. Kittel showing the first signs of trouble as he is distanced by the group. This is certainly not his terrain. 

80km remaining from 214km

De Gendt is keeping a watchful eye on the front of the breakaway group. He's taken points at the top of the first two climbs and he will be very interested in this one too. Matthews coping well at the moment. If he can stay ahead of the peloton for the rest of the day he can mop up some points for the points classification, but that is a big if. 

No signs of any action from the peloton just yet. Will someone try a long-range move closer to the top of the climb? We hope so. 

The Col de Mente is biting in the peloton and several riders are being dropped. It's going to be a long 78km until the finish. 

Yesterday's most combative rider Maciej Bodnar is one of those struggling on the back. He put in a big effort yesterday only to be caught by the peloton inside the final kilometre. 

The gruppetto is taking shape now with a few more of the sprinters being shed from the peloton. They say misery loves company. 

Dan Martin will be hoping for a better day in the mountains than he had on Sunday. He crashed with Richie Porte on the descent of the Mont du Chat. He's still feeling the aftermath of that, and he's hoping to get through the Pyrenees without losing any more time. 

The gap is coming down as the terrain gets tougher. With 75km to go, the leaders have 5:20 on the peloton. 

74km remaining from 214km

Team Sky's Luke Rowe continues to set the tempo at the head of the peloton. Delegations from Ag2r La Mondiale and Astana are also present towards the front.

The large yellow jersey group reaches the top of the Col de Mente without any frissons among the general classification contenders. Froome. Aru, Bardet et al began the descent beneath spitting rain.

Up front, Michael Matthews has persisted with his effort over the top of the climb and has opened a small gap over his breakaway companions as he drops down the other side.

There's quite a bit of valley road before the Port de Bales, mind, and the Australian looks behind him repeatedly as though expecting some company.

The roads are mercifully dry on the way down the Col de Mente, as Matthews swoops through the sweeping bends, and then sits up once again and wonders where his breakaway comrades have gone. After Matthews knocks off the pace for a few hundred metres, they eventually bridge back up to him.

62km remaining from 214km

Stephen Cummings is in the break today. The Dimension Data rider has won a stage in each of the last two Tours by making it into the break. Today is the first time that he's been able to get up the road.

Marcel Kittel was dropped by the break group at the bottom of the Col de Menté. He is now back in the peloton. 

56km remaining from 214km

It's calmed back down int he peloton and it's all coming back together. This long ride through the valley will give plenty of riders a chance to make it back to the main group and their numbers are growing. 

The road is rising again as the Porte de Bales sits up in front of the riders. This is the toughest part of the day with the Peyresourde and the Peyragudes coming very quickly after it. 

This is what the profile of the last three climbs looks like. Plenty of ramps above 10 per cent. 

Today's finish on Peyragudes is different to the one the Tour had in 2012. They will finish on the airfield near the top. It's a bit lower down than the other finish, but it's still brutally steep. There will most certainly not be any big groups coming through at the finish. 

Fortuneo-Oscaro missed out on the breakaway and they have sent two riders off the front. Maxime Bouet and Brice Feillu are the two that have been sent forth. 

It's a big gap to close for the two riders, at 3:48. Feillu has won a stage of the Tour de France in the past, taking a win in 2009. He's currently 20th in the general classification at almost 12 minutes down. It will be interesting to see if he can make up some time with this move. 

42km remaining from 214km

Matthews has put in a good stint in the breakaway but the Bales is a stretch too far for him. He has helped Barguil in his polka-dot ambitions by beating De Gendt to the top of the last climb. That is his day done in this respect and he will look to conserve his energy for another day. 

39km remaining from 214km

Marcel Kittel was in the breakaway earlier today but now he has joined the grupetto. Up front. De Gendt now pushes on and the leading group begins to split up. 

Esteban Chaves has been distanced on this climb. The Colombian has had a tough debut to the Tour de France. He's had to battle back through injury and he suffered a personal loss too. He'll be ready for this Tour to come to an end next week. 

The leaders are on one of the most challenging parts of this climb with gradients of up to 11 per cent. Vasil Kiryienka has taken over for Sky at the front of the peloton and he is doing some damage. Just 3:12 remains for the escapees now. 

Sky said at the start of the day that they weren't interested in the win, but this chase says otherwise. They can smell the chance at another stage win and it's hard to resist. Much like toast. 

Ulissi has been caught and passed by Feillu, who is now without Bouet for company. 

Just over five kilometres to the top of the climb and Thomas de Gendt attacks. Kung is leading the chase behind. 

35km remaining from 214km

Cummings has come through the mist and chased down De Gendt. It looks like Gautier is not too far behind either. 

Feillu is losing ground on the escapees after De Gendt's attack. He's now 2:17 behind while the peloton is just 30 seconds behind him. It seems his effort may well have been in vein. 

Feillu's teammate Bouet, who helped him attack, has now been spat out the back of the peloton. Pierre Rolland is sitting on the back of it, battling through a bout of illness. 

Jakob Fuglsang is struggling at the back of this reduced peloton. He's got several fractures after a crash yesterday so it's no surprise that this climb is proving a big challenge. 

Cummings attacks from the lead group. He's got an instant gap. 

Contador attacks from the peloton, following a move from Barguil. They catch Feillu.

There is no immediate reaction from the peloton. Team Sky just continue to grind out a hard pace. 

Contador's attack has put his teammate Mollema in trouble. The Dutchman has been dropped. Contador looks over his shoulder and his heart sinks, Team Sky is right behind him. He will have to try again. 

Gautier was distanced when Cummings attacks. He manages to make it back to De Gendt, but they still have a little way to go to bring back Cummings, who is on his way to the top of the Porte de Bales. 

30km remaining from 214km

Cummings is over the top of the climb. He stuffs some newspaper down his front and he's off down the descent. Behind, Barguil is trying to jump the gap. He wants to take some of the mountains points to help him keep the polka-dot jersey as long as possible. 

De Gendt takes the points for second over that climb, Gautier is third and Barguil is not too far behind in fourth. That's a tidy hall for the Frenchman. 

Despite the rain today, the descent looks dry enough. Barguil using all the grip to overtake Gautier on the inside of a corner. This is a technical descent and Gautier gets it all wrong. Fortunately, he ends up on the inside of a corner rather than the outside. Let's hope he can get up and running soon enough. 

Froome sitting just behind Kwiatkowski at the front of the peloton. It's the safest place to be to avoid crashes, provided Kwiatkowski keeps upright. 

De Gendt is approaching this descent quite gingerly. He doesn't fancy taking big risks to chase Cummings. 

23km remaining from 214km

Barguil gets brought back by Kwiatkowski. He was only really worried about De Gendt, but as he's back with the group there is no need to push on. 

21km remaining from 214km

Fabio Aru and Romain Bardet are keeping a watchful eye on the back of the Team Sky train. Bardet has asked his rivals to help attack Froome. When will he make his move?

Cummings doing very well down this descent. He's now got 1:46 over the peloton. He's on a short rise before the road goes downhill again. The Peyresourde begins in just a few kilometres time. It's a tough ask for him to keep the peloton at bay. 

Two minutes now the gap as the peloton eases up a bit. This group is seriously reduced.

Fuglsang has now lost over 8 minutes now and that is certainly his GC ambitions over. 

14km remaining from 214km

Cummings has 2:09 at the moment but that could disappear very quickly when the GC riders beginning attacking each other. 

Froome and Aru get it wrong on a corner and they both end up in the grass. They're back up and running and on their way back to the main group. 

It looks like Kwiatkowski went into the grass too and had to thread a needle by riding through the parked camper vans and over some poor family's picnic. 

It looks like Nieve went into the grass too and had to thread a needle by riding through the parked camper vans and over some poor family's picnic.

The group of favourites waits for Froome and Aru to come back. It seems fitting that they both went off in the same place. 

Of course, as they were on the descent, they were in the complete wrong gearing and it took them a little while to get going again. That certainly helps Cummings, who has two minutes on the bunch. 

Cummings has just under seven kilometres to the top of the climb. He's still got two minutes. It's still calm behind him as Kwiatkowski ups the pace a touch. 

Quintana off the back of the main group. He looks like he's in trouble. 

This is a really bad day for Quintana. He could well drop out of the top 10 today. 

10km remaining from 214km

Cummings goes under the 10km to go banner. His advantage has been cut to 1:22 and it's going to be touch and go for the British champion. 

Barguil is the next to get the chop. He's battling but it seems like a futile battle. Meanwhile, Kwiatkowski is still driving the pace and he's got Cummings within a minute now. 

That is Kwiatkowski's last hurrah and he puts the handbrake on and drops out of the main group. Nieve takes it up for Team Sky and they've still got Landa there for Froome. 

Froome's rivals still sitting on his wheel. Nobody has attacked just yet. When will they go, I hear you cry. Soon, we hope. Soon. 4km to the top of this climb. 

Cummings has just 28 seconds now and it seems that on this occasion it just might not work for him. He will have to wait for another day. 

Cummings is caught and dropped. He is cooked. This is going to be a fight between the GC riders. 

The Movistar car pulls up alongside Quintana who is just over a minute behind. They need to keep him motivated. 

It's a bit of a stalemate at the moment in this lead group. In there we have Froome, Nieve, Landa, Uran, Bennett, Yates, Meintjes, Contador, Martin, Bardet and Aru. 

1.8 to the top of this penultimate climb. We're still waiting for something to happen but nobody is taking this race by the scruff just yet. Let's hope it doesn't stay like this for much longer. Surely someone will have a go near the top of this ascent. 

Yates looking for something to drink but there are no vehicles nearby to give him any. 

A time check to Quintana has him at 1:15. After being dropped pretty quickly, he's managed to stem the tide a little. 

5km remaining from 214km

Contador slips to the back of this group and he's losing Yates' wheel. He's struggling as they near the top of this climb. 

4km remaining from 214km

The riders are on this short descent before they hit the Peyragudes. It's short but really steep and it will likely blow the group apart. 

2km remaining from 214km

Nieve's job is done now and Landa takes it up with 1.7 to go. 

At the moment, Aru looks like the only rider who might be able to challenge this Sky domination at the moment. Time will tell if he can. 

Quintana has caught up with Barguil and Caruso. They're 1:30 behind the yellow jersey group while Contador has lost 42 seconds. 

Dan Martin moving up the group. Is he planning an attack?

Martin looks like he's on his knees though, but he has never had the prettiest of riding styles. 

An attack from Bennett

No reaction from the group behind but Bennett is struggling.

Landa brings the LottoNL rider to heel. 

Aru attacks and Froome follows. 

Landa is dropped and it is now Martin leading the chase but he is done too. 

Aru still up front. He's got Bardet on his wheel with Uran in third. This is brutal.

Bardet passes Aru. Has he got this? It looks like it. 

Bardet wins

Uran takes second and Aru in third. Froome struggles over the line 21 seconds back and Aru could be in yellow. 

Aru would have got bonus seconds for third plus the time gap. Word coming through that he is in yellow.

We need confirmation of the time gap but he should have it by about 7 or 8 seconds. 

Quintana crosses the line some two minutes back.

Meanwhile, Bardet is soaking up the joy of victory. He's on the ground just smiling. That was a big win for the Frenchman. 

Confirmation coming through that Aru has the yellow by 6 seconds. Bardet is just 25 seconds back. 

There is still a time trial to come at the end of next week, which will suit Froome, but there is also quite a bit of climbing remaining too. 

Going into that last 500 metres, it looked like Sky had that one in the bank. They had this stage very much under control for the whole day. There was hardly a moment that they didn't have a rider on the front and going into that last climb they still had two with Froome. However, that last brutal ramp had Froome well and truly on the ropes. It's certainly not a fatal blow to Froome and by no means says that he's struggling, but his rivals will sense blood now that they've broken that Team Sky deadlock. 

Romain Bardet talks to the press after his victory. 

This is how the stage finished. The gaps aren't big but they could be crucial. 

This is how the new GC looks after stage 12. Very close at the top with plenty of opportunity for change. 

There is a seat ready for Froome at the Team Sky bus. This is where he'll talk to the press about today's stage. 

Today's stage was very much a waiting game. The peloton let the break go and Team Sky managed the pace right up until the final few metres of the day. With tomorrow's stage less than half the distance of today's it's likely that we'll see the exact opposite approach. If previous year's are anything to go by then we should see some of the GC men try to go on the attack very early on. There could be some very big gaps at the end. 

Today, Aru was able to take advantage of Team Sky managing things. With the yellow jersey on his shoulders now, he shouldn't expect the same luxury tomorrow. He will have to be very alert if he wants to keep the jersey past tomorrow. 

Here's a few words from the new yellow jersey Fabio Aru: "It’s the biggest thing that could happen to me, I never imagined it, stage was very, very hard and I’m very pleased to wear this jersey for my team-mates. It won’t be easy to defend, we’ll do the best we can, there are nine stages to go. Romain went in the best moment possible, I tried to attack and then suffered a bit. I was using a 39x28. It’s was such a hard finish."

Meanwhile, Aru's teammate Fuglsang has just finished the stage with a few teammates. He's in a lot of pain and it remains to be seen if he can make it to the start tomorrow. 

Froome spoke briefly to French television at the finish: He had this to say: "The finish was really hard. I had no legs, but there is a long way to go. I just have to congratulate Bardet, it was a very nice attack, and also to Aru who takes the yellow jersey. I didn’t have the legs, I was giving the maximum."

Here is a little more for Froome, who gave away the yellow jersey for the first time in his career. 

Sorry, it's the second time that Froome has relented the yellow jersey after taking it at the Tour de France. He gave it to Tony Martin briefly during the 2015 Tour de France. Fabio Aru is a much bigger threat. Playing captain obvious there. 

Quintana was one of the selected riders to head to anti-doping after the finish. His bike was also given a once over. It came in at 6.840kg. 

Dan Martin is still in fifth at the moment and he had quite a bit to say at the finish. Here's a brief snippet of what he said:

It seems that Uran has had his bonus time negated and a little bit more with a 20-second penalty. George Bennett has also been handed a 20-second penalty, according the the official results. No news on why, but we can only assume it was for taking on drinks or food in the final kilometres. We'll let you know when we do. 

According to Cannondale-Drapac manager Jonathan Vaughters, Uran took a bottle from a spectator. Video footage shows Bennett did something similar. Vaughters says that Bardet did the same and that the Frenchman should get the same penalty. 

Here's the news on Chris Froome losing the yellow jersey to Fabio Aru today. You can find results, a report and a gallery from today's stage, here

This is what Romain Bardet has been looking down upon throughout this year's Tour de France. It is his general motto when it comes to racing. 

There seems to be some disagreement in the Sky camp after that stage. Mikel Landa tells the Spanish press that he could have been a contender for the victory today if he'd been allowed to go for it. 

Video footage from the finish shows that Landa and DS Portal had a bit of a disagreement outside the bus. Portal said afterwards that he wasn't angry with Landa.

The list of sanctions has just come in with confirmation that Uran and Bennett were handed a 200CHF fine and a 20-second penalty for an illegal feed. Serge Pauwes also got one, not that it will bother him too much.