-It was a really fast sprint, and it was hard to find the right position with all the turns in the final. I was in the perfect position to follow Phillipe Gilbert, but I chose to stay in the bunch, waiting for the sprint. After all it would’ve been better to jump with him, but it’s always easy to look back. In the end it was good to be involved in a sprint again. – Magnus Cort.
In the 169.5-kilometer-long stage from Bourg d’Oisans to Valence, it all came down to a fast sprint, as the day’s breakaway never got enough advantage to battle for a stage win. Peter Sagan took his third victory, Magnus Cort finished seventh. Jakob Fuglsang finished safe in the pack, and because Vincenzo Nibali had to abandon the race due to an injury, he is now tenth in the general classification. Geraint Thomas is still in the yellow jersey, as he leads the GC.
Tomorrow the riders face an interesting stage, as a breakaway might make it to the finish line because of the several climbs. They will start from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux and finish after 188 kilometers in Mende.
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