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Live Reporting

By Steve Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    Rigoberto Uran and Thibaut Pinot are drawing the second group on the road ever closer. The gap is down to about 16 seconds.

    How much energy are they expending here though.

  2. Post update

    Could Geraint Thomas be about to move up in the GC standings?

    The defending champion is in the front group that has almost 30 seconds on Giulio Ciccone, Thibaut Pinot and George Bennett, who are all above him at the moment.

  3. Post update

    Gareth Rhys Owen

    BBC reporter, in France

    It's not a good look for Thibaur Pinot to be at the front of the chasing group frantically trying to draw it in.

  4. Post update

    Thibuat Pinot has hit the front to the chasing section of the peloton now.

    The Groupama-FDJ rider is really pushing this out. He is France's big hope and third on the GC at present.

  5. Post update

    The first section of the peloton is looming now like a hungry Great White Shark stalking a seal.

    The six-man group at the front is shortly going to be devoured. The pace here is frenetic.

  6. Post update

    Just looking down the field Giulio Ciccone, Vincenzo Nibali, Thibaut Pinot, and Steven Kruijswijk are all among the riders that have ground to make up.

    The gap between them and the first part of the peloton is about 20 seconds.

  7. 'This is bike racing isn't it?'

    Gareth Rhys Owen

    BBC reporter, in France

    I'm still looking out for Giulio Ciccone and Thibaut pinot but the reports are they have been caught out. This is bike racing isn't it?

  8. Post update

    Is Julian Alaphilippe pushing the pace for his Deceuninck-Quick Step teammate Elia Viviani?

    There are cracks all over the peloton. Geraint Thomas and Ineos have regrouped though and are right up there.

    This has livened things up nicely. A bit like a chaser after your fourth pint.

  9. Post update

    Here goes Julian Alaphilippe. The jack-in-a-box leader of the Tour de France is riding hard at the front of the race.

    This is mayhem.

  10. Post update

    Crikey what's happened here? The peloton has been stretched and split in two amid some pretty choppy crosswinds.

    Have Ineos been caught out? I can't see Geraint Thomas et al at present.

  11. Yates will be happy with this

    Rob Hayles

    Ex-GB cyclist on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, in France

    I think Adam Yates will be happy with this. He's waiting for the mountains and keeping his powder dry.

    Mitchelton-Scott will want to win the race, that's what he's here for. We've seen Simon Yates drop off on occasions but I think that has been all about saving himself for the final week.

  12. Listen: Live stage 10 coverage

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra now have their online commentary up and running.

    You will be able to listen to their coverage of stage 10 by clicking the link at the top of the page.

  13. Post update

    With the final climb of the day now negotiated surely the peloton will set about ensuring we've got a bunch sprint finish in Albi.

    There's a slight uphill kick in the final 200m towards the line, so the likes of Peter Sagan and Caleb Ewan will fancy it.

  14. Berhane hoovers up more points

    Natnael Berhane adds another two points to the five he's already hoovered up today in the King of the Mountains competition.

  15. Post update

    Nice touch from the Ineos riders who are dishing out food and energy gels to the riders from other teams.

  16. Post update

    I had really expected the break to be brought back by now.

    But perhaps the tailwind and descent down towards the final climb of the day at the Cote de La Malric has helped prolong things.

    It's definitely helped Yoann Offredo who has made contact with the back of the main bunch again.

  17. Post update

    The wind is whipping up and Ineos are now up at the front of the main bunch, as they close the breakaway down with a little help from Tony Martin.

    The six-man group now have less than a minute advantage.

  18. Offredo in trouble

    Yoann Offredo collected the combativity award on stage seven of the Tour after spending most of the first week of the race in one breakaway or another.

    But the Wanty-Groupe Gobert rider has been struggling in the last couple of days and looks like he's losing touch with the peloton again.

    The 32-year-old is currently sporting the 'Lanterne Rouge', an unofficial survivor's badge for the last-placed rider in the Tour.

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