Short report today, Tour is taking it’s toll, I am tired after the TT. With the top 4 in the GC all being accomplished TT riders it looked like an interesting battle for the podium. All Thomas had to do was do a solid ride. The main battle was if Roglic could hold on to 3rd and even overhaul Dumoulin for 2nd. The pair had met at the worlds last year where Tommy the tank engine took gold over Roglic’s silver. In the end it was Roglic who failed and slipped to 4th spot as Froome took 2nd behind Big Tom by 1 second. Thomas did more than a solid ride and came in in 3rd spot to seal this years Tour win, presuming he can stay on his bike today. Watching SAgan these last two days, there is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.

Sam Green Machine holds on to top spot, as Roglic and Durbo let Snicko 2 down, although he did overhaul Sicknote 3, who was really dining in on the first 2 weeks of scoring. A new name in the top three with Spartacus taking the last podium spot before today’s stage. The Jazz Singer holds only the lantern rouge spot but it looks like she may get some competition from Mrs Cookie, who is making a late run for the coveted bottom spot. Big mover mention goes to Buskers 3 who breaks into the top 100, up 58 places.

One more stage to survive…

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