Friday File: Storm(ing) on Bastille Day

The French have returned! Four stage wins and counting.

Lilian Calmejane (stage winner) and Romain Hardy.

Romain Bardet

As all eyes are on Froome's failure to take the Tour and ride away, meanwhile a very quiet and observant Cannondale Drapac team is ready to pounce. The UCI has reversed the time penalty and Jonathan Vaughters is happy, the team is happy, I'm happy. This race is really shaping to have an explosive last week and I'm optimistic to say, "Can Cannondale Drapac have a hidden yellow gem in Rigo Uran?"

"There's no chance to rest up in the next few days from I can see on the map. There's no chance to sleep until Paris. At the moment, it's very close and it'll stay like that until some lands a knock out punch. There are some pretty big hills between now and the TT, so plenty can happen. I think it's going to be a very interesting race right to the end, for everyone and especially for Rigoberto and us."
- Charlie Wegelius.


Nairo Quintana clawed back two minutes in the GC and is in 8th.

"Today was a brilliant day but I hope there will be more. I hope to have at least one more day like today."
- Nairo Quintana, 2nd today.