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Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Bye for now

    Right that is all from me for today.

    See you tomorrow for more more intrigue and fatigue on the Tour.

  2. General classification standings

    1. Geraint Thomas 49hrs 24'43"

    2. Chris Froome +1'39"

    3. Tom Dumoulin +1'50"

    4. Vincenzo Nibali +2'37"

    5. Primoz Roglic +2'46"

    6. Romain Bardet +3'07"

    7. Mikel Landa +3'13"

    8. Steven Kruijswijk +3'43"

    9. Nairo Quintana +4'13"

    10. Dan Martin +5'11"

  3. Thomas wins stages and extends lead in yellow

    A nice slice of history for Geraint Thomas.

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  4. Provisional result

    1. Geraint Thomas 5 hrs 18' 37"

    2. Tom Dumoulin +2 secs

    3. Romain Bardet +3 secs

    4. Chris Froome +4 secs

    5. Mikel Landa +7 secs

  5. 'I am still riding for Froomey'

    Geraint Thomas

    Geraint Thomas: "I am speechless. I don't know what to say. There wasn't a chance in hell I was going to win today. I just kept following Dumolin and Froome.

    Can we just go to Paris now? I can be happy for sure now.

    How long can he keep the yellow jersey for?: "Maybe the next few days. This race is so hard and you never know how the body reacts. I am still riding for Froomey, he knows how to ride for three weeks, he is a legend, one of the best ever."

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    Skunks Punks!: That was a fantastic ride from Geraint Thomas. Yellow jersey claim solidified!

    Malky Watson: Yes Geraint Thomas that was emotional listening in the quiet office

  7. Thomas wins stage and extends yellow-jersey lead

    Rob Hayles

    Ex-GB cyclist on BBC Radio 5 live, in France

    It was an incredible race. It looked for a moment that Geraint Thomas was riding for Chris Froome but then everything flipped round. The internal politics of Team Sky are no clearer,

  8. Thomas wins stage and extends yellow-jersey lead

    Tom Fordyce

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator, in France

    In the last two days Geraint Thomas has proved that he has the credentials to take this all the way to Paris

    Geraint Thomas
  9. Post update

    Steven Kruijswijk comes in 52 seconds down.

    What a ride from that man.

    He went on a Hail Mary shot for glory and very nearly pulled it off.

  10. Thomas wins stage and stays in yellow

    Geraint Thomas powers clear to take the stage win ahead of Tom Dumoulin.

    That was a real mineral test of the general classification contenders and once again it was Geraint Thomas who proved strongest.

    Geraint Thomas
  11. Thomas wins stage!

    Geraint Thomas
  12. Landa attacks

    500m to go

    Landa goes!

    Dumoulin, Thomas, Bardet and Froome all have the gas to cover that.

    We are in for the sprint!

  13. Landa joins the party

    1.2km to go

    Mikel Landa has made it back to the leading group.

    Could the Movistar rider poop the party?

  14. Four to fight it out

    1.4km to go

    Geraint Thomas might have the punchiest finish to claim this.

    Or could it be the engine of Tom Dumoulin?

    Or the climbing chops of Romain Bardet or Chris Froome?

    Geraint Thomas
  15. Dumoulin attacks!

    2km to go

    Tom Dumoulin goes and goes hard!

    Geraint Thomas has tracked him. Chris Froome and Romain Bardet initially struggle, but make up the ground.

    Four together again.

  16. Bardet attacks!

    2.6km to go

    Romain Bardet makes a dart!

    And Chris Froome is the man who sets off in pursuit, paying back Geraint Thomas' favour from earlier in the climb.

    Froome makes the junction and brings the four back together.

  17. Post update

    2.8km to go

    There is a bit of cat and mouse.

    The pace drops and the riders are four abreast across the road.

    Who is going to take it on?

  18. Four to fight it out

    3km to go

    Chris Froome is being reeled in by Tom Dumoulin!

    Geraint Thomas is just behind the Dutchman, with Romain Bardet also hitching a ride.

    It looks like it is a straight slug-out between these four.

  19. Froome attacks to take lead

    3.5km to go

    Chris Froome zips clear and overtakes Steven Kruijswijk to take the lead.

    But Tom Dumoulin is countering. And he has Geraint Thomas on his wheel...

  20. Nibali down!

    4km to go

    Vincenzo Nibali is on the floor.

    That was possibly a tangle with a police motorbike.

    He is OK, but out of contention for the stage...