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Live Reporting

By Steve Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Right thanks for joining me.

    Well who expected that such drama from a stage that was as dull as dishwater for the first 180km or so.

    A sensational ride for Wout van Aert to win on stage 10. But the biggest winner of the day has to be Geraint Thomas.

    The defending champion is now up to second in the general classification. And you can read our report on it all here.

    You will also be able to hear all about stage nine and look forward to stage 10 later on in the BeSpoke Podcast at the Tour.

  2. Post update

    A pretty good day for this chap as well. Perfect tactics again.

    And technically race leader Julian Alaphilippe looks different gravy on the descents.

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  3. 'They ran out of gas and the elastic snapped'

    Geraint Thomas

    Defending Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas speaking to ITV 4: "I had a really good day in the end.

    "We had a little go earlier but it was not the right conditions. We were always attentive and ready for anything.

    "From our point of view we had everyone bar two guys so we were fully committed. There were plenty of guys turning and you could tell behind that they had gone full out (to catch up).

    "They ran out of gas and the elastic snapped. You would never expect it today. But a positional error from them and they lose a minute and a half."

  4. GC standings

    General classification after stage 10:

    1. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/Deceuninck-Quick-Step) 43hrs 27mins 15secs

    2. Geraint Thomas (GB/Team Ineos) +1min 12secs

    3. Egan Bernal (Col/Team Ineos) +1min 16secs

    4. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned/Team Jumbo-Visma) +1min 27secs

    5. Emanuel Buchmann (Ger/BORA-Hansgrohe) +1min 45secs

    6. Enric Mas (Spa/Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +1min 46secs

    7. Adam Yates (GB/ Mitchelton-Scott) +1min 47secs

    8. Nairo Quintana (Col/Movistar Team) +2mins 04secs

    9. Daniel Martin (Ire/Team Emirates) +2mins 09secs

    10. Giulio Ciccone (Ita/Trek-Segafredo) +2mins 32secs

  5. Stage 10 results

    Stage 10 results:

    1. Wout van Aert (Bel/Jumbo-Visma) 4hrs 49mins 39secs
    2. Elia Viviani (Ita/Deceuninck-Quick Step) Same time
    3. Caleb Ewan (Aus/Lotto-Soudal)
    4. Michael Matthews (Aus/Sunweb)
    5. Peter Sagan (Slo/Bora-Hansgrohe)
    6. Jasper Philipsen (Bel/UAE-Team Emirates)
    7. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita/Bahrain Merida)
    8. Matteo Trentin (Ita/Mitchelton-Scott)
    9. Oliver Naesen (Bel/AG2R La Mondiale)
    10. Greg van Avermaet (Bel/CCC)
  6. Post update

    Thibaut Pinot, Rigoberto Uran, Richie Porte, Jakob Fuglsang and Alexey Lutsenko all finished one minute and 40 seconds down on the group containing Geraint Thomas.

    Absolute nightmare.

  7. Thomas up to second

    Well what a frantic ending to stage 10. But the big news is that defending champion Geraint Thomas is up to second while his Ineos co-leader egan Bernal climbs to third.

  8. 'Only one centimetre is enough'

    Wout van Aert

    Stage 10 winner Wout van Aert speaking to ITV 4: "Beating all the fast guys in the sprint, I can't believe it.

    "It's above anythnig else. I've felt it in the last 10 days how big this race is. Winning (a stage) at my first attempt wow.

    "I managed to stay in front, with Dylan [Groenewegen] not in the group I was allowed to go for the sprint. I went early about 250m from the line and it was close with [Elia] Viviani but only one centimetre is enough."

  9. Wout van Aert wins stage 10

    Michael Matthews, Caleb Ewan, Elia Viviani and Peter Sagan are in the mix but Wout van Aert comes through to steal it on the line.

    Looks like he came out of Sagan's slipstream to nick that.


  10. Post update

    Sunweb are still on the front, peeling off one after another.

    Here we go.

  11. Post update

    The time gap is growing to the second group. Some big potential losers here today.

  12. Post update

    The Sunweb riders are lining up to tee up Michael Matthews but Caleb Ewan, Peter Sagan and Sonny Colbrelli are also there.

  13. Post update

    Jakob Fuglsang is out of his saddle trying to push the pace in the group that also contains Thibaut Pinot.

    They've had a shocker.

  14. Post update

    Thibaut Pinot and friends are now one minute and 10 seconds down on the leaders. Geraint Thomas could be moving up to second in the GC.

    I bet he can't believe his luck.

  15. Post update

    Movistar’s riders drop back to try and help Mikel Landa. But really what can they do?

    With Nairo Quintana in the leading group they can't exactly help bring Landa and the Thibaut Pinot group back to the front of the race. It's a damage limitation brief.

  16. Post update

    Geraint Thomas, Julian Alaphilippe and Nairo Quintana are all sitting pretty here.

    Peter Sagan, Michael Matthews and Elia Viviani are all at the front of the race as well. This could get even hotter in the last couple of kilometres.

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  17. Post update

    Further back down the road. Thibuat Pinot, Jakob Fuglsang and company are some 46 seconds down. While Giulio Ciccone and Mikel Landa are over a minute down.

  18. Post update

    Luke Rowe is calling for help at the front of the leading group. The Ineos man has really stretched this out.

    Has he heard anything on the team radio? If he has he'll now that Geraint Thomas could well be moving up to second in the GC standings this evening.

  19. Post update

    Good job tomorrow is a rest day.

  20. Post update

    The second group with Thibaut Pinot and Richie Porte are closing in at a rate of knots but Fabio Aru looks to be struggling to live with this pace.

    And one or two others look like they have blown a gasket.