And that seems like a good place to end today.
There will be more reaction in the stage seven race report and on the BeSpoke daily podcast. That will be live on BBC Radio 5 live from 20:30-21:00 BST this evening, but if you miss it, the podcast will follow and be on the cycling home page.
I'll be back from 11:15 on Saturday with the live text, while Simon Brotherton and Rob Hayles will be live from 14:30 with commentary.
As always, thanks for your company today and I'll expect you all tomorrow as the GC race starts to hot up. Bring your climbing legs.