The final stage in the mountains of the Tour de France was full of drama. The top two were together on the final climb of the Hautacam after both had tricky moments on the previous descent. But it was the yellow jersey of Jonas Vingegaard that demolished the opposition for the stage win and more time in the overall bank.
Tadej Pogačar won stage 17 after his team punched much harder than everyone expected, but he couldn't dislodge Jonas Vingegaard from his wheel and is still 2:18 behind the Dane on GC. There were a few changes on the overall standings, but everyone lost time to the two top men - Vingegaard and Pogačar.
Hugo Houle won stage 16 after a solo of 38 kilometres into Foix. Houle dedicated the win to his late brother. Michael Woods completed the party for Canada and Israel-Premier Tech finishing. After attacks from Tadej Pogačar the GC stayed the same, except Romain Bardet dropped to 9th overall.
Another crazy day. The heat played a big part, but crashes caused the main problems. At the end of the stage it came down to a very ragged sprint. Jasper Philipsen pushed his wheel over the line just ahead of Van Aert and Pedersen. No change on the GC, but Jumbo-Visma lost Roglič before the stage and Kruijswijk during the stage.
The 'break of the day' took a big lead over the GC peloton. Michael Matthews split the break and then launched an attack on the final climb. Alberto Bettiol managed to hold the Australian until he put in his winning move. Thibaut Pinot was third. The battle for yellow went to Pogačar, but Jonas Vingegaard finished on his wheel.
After the excitement of the last few days, stage 13 was made for the 'break of the day', although the sprinters had hopes at one point. Mads Pedersen out sprinted the remainder of the escape, Fred Wright and Hugo Houle, for the win. The GC men stayed together, so no change on the overall standings.
The finish of stage 12 up the Alpe d'Huez didn't disappoint with a stunning attack from Tom Pidcock at the base of the climb to win the stage from Louis Meintjes and Chris Froome. Behind them, Tadej Pogačar attacked the favourite's group, but Jonas Vingegaard had him covered.
Attack, attack and attack was the order of the day on stage 11 for the Jumbo-Visma team. The yellow jersey of Tadej Pogačar had been softened up for the big attack from Jonas Vingegaard to solo to the top of the Col du Granon for the stage win and the overall lead.
A day of a big break, climbs, protests and a surprise stage win... But there was no change on the overall, although Lennard Kämna came within 11 seconds of taking the yellow jersey. The Danish KOM of the first week, Magnus Cort won the sprint in a close battle with Nick Schultz for the stage win.