Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Live Reporting

By Chris Bevan

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Right, time for me to bid you farewell. You can read all about the drama at the top of Tourmalet in our report, which is building here.

    And you can also keep in touch with all the major talking pioints from today's stage on the BeSpoke podcast. You can listen to that here.

  2. Alaphilippe does it again

    It's fair to say that, by extending his lead, Julian Alaphilippe exceeded expectations today - again!

    There are more days in the mountains to come, but the maillot jaune keeps coming up with the answers whenever people doubt whether he can sustain his form.

  3. Pinot in the mix

    Thibault Pinot is on the podium and taking the plaudits for the stage win - he is firmly in the battle for the yellow jersey too.

    The Frenchman is up to sixth overall, three minutes and 12 seconds behind his compatriot, Julian Alaphilippe.

  4. Thomas stays second

    Geraint Thomas stays second overall in the general classification, two minutes and two seconds behind Julian Alaphilippe.

  5. Thomas loses 36 seconds

    Defending champion Geraint Thomas finished eighth, 36 seconds behind Thibault Pinot.

  6. Quintana finishes

    Nairo Quintana rolls over the line. Not a good day for him.

    There are lots of riders still out on the Col du Tourmalet though.

  7. Thomas loses 30+ seconds

    Geraint Thomas crosses the line, around 30 seconds behind Julian Alaphilippe.

  8. Alaphilippe finishes second

    Julian Alaphilippe is second over the line... Geraint Thomas is going to lose several seconds here.

  9. Pinot wins on Tourmalet

    Thibaut Pinot crosses the line, arms aloft.

  10. Post update

    Thibaut Pinot rides away from the rest. But how much time will Geraint Thomas lose?

  11. Post update

    Thibaut Pinot is going to take the stage...

  12. Post update

    Egan Bernal is still in the front six. Emanuel Buchmann still at the front, and so is Thibaut Pinot... Pinot is going for this.

  13. Post update

    Emanuel Buchmann is leading the front six riders, that includes Alaphilippe. Gerant Thomas has been left behind, but is digging in to try to cut his losses.

  14. Thomas loses touch

    Thomas has dropped off the back of the leaders.

  15. Buchmann attacks

    Emanuel Buchmann makes his move.

  16. Post update

    Mikel Landa of Movistar moves to the front. Alaphilippe moves ahead of Geraint Thomas, and is still looking strong.

  17. Post update

    Geraint Thomas motors round the outside of a bend... Alaphilippe loses him, but only briefly.

  18. Alaphilippe on Thomas's wheel

    Alaphilippe is still marking Geraint Thomas. They are near the back of this lead group, which is down to 12 riders.

  19. Post update

    Steven Kruijswijk, in third overall in the general classification, is still in this group... in fact all the big-hitters are, apart from Nairo Quintana, who is one minute and 50 seconds down the road.

    Kruijswijk has got two Jumbo-Visma team-mates for company. Geraint Thomas still has Egan Bernal of course.