Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe said he surprised himself as he took a second stage win of the 2019 Tour de France to increase his lead.
Australian Rohan Dennis was expected to mount a strong challenge to win the time trial on Friday, but withdrew from the Tour de France.
Given an opportunity to claim a stage victory in the Tour de France, Simon Yates broke free from his support role to sprint for the line.
Given an opportunity to claim a stage victory on the Tour de France, Simon Yates broke free from his support role to sprint for the line.
Julian Alaphilippe remains the overall leader at the Tour de France after Caleb Ewan won stage 11 in a sprint finish.
Third at the first rest day, Egan Bernal can win the Tour de France and dominate Grand Tours. That is Gianni Savio's opinion.
Having moved into second place on Monday, Geraint Thomas is still very much the Tour de France favourite in Chris Boardman's eyes.
It is only half-time in Thibaut Pinot's Tour de France bid, according to Groupama-FDJ chief Marc Madiot.
Second in the GC and with a Team INEOS colleague close behind, Geraint Thomas feels well placed at the Tour de France.