And that seems like a good place to end today's live text. Thanks for your company today. The report is live and will be added to as more reaction comes in.
Remember it's a rest day tomorrow. There will be a column for Team Sky's Geraint Thomas to sate your Tour needs and Paul Fletcher will be back in the live chair on Tuesday for what is always one of the best days of the race.
It's 14 July, Bastille Day and that means there will be French riders galore going on the attack in the first day in the Pyrenees.