The long swoop down the Col du Glandon which took a fraction of the time to climb it, looked scary to someone who used to apply the brakes on little hills, but former cycling star Jens Vogt said on the TV coverage that it was not bad at all and that at least the riders, “Don’t risk falling down the cliff edge.”
After the descent of the Col du Glandon, the pack had a seventh climb to the finish. It was only 3.5 km of climbing compressed into 17 switchbacks.
Stage 18 Standings General Classification
1. Romain Bardet, AG2R 1. Chris Froome, Sky
2. Pierre Roland, Europcar 2. Nairo Quintana, Movistar
3. Winner Anacona, Movistar 3. Alejandro Valverde, Movistar
4. Bob Jungles, Trek 4. Geraint Thomas, Sky
5. Jakob Fulsand, Astana 5. Alberto Contador, Tinkoff
Stage 19 they do it all again Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to La Toussuire-Les Sybelles.
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