Best victory salute in peloton ...
Big move from the Spanish veteran. Not much response, only Europcar's Gautier follows.
Gautier, doing his best Voeckler imitation
Sky keeping it cool behind.
Sky chasing. Gautier struggling.
Flecha relents to Sky pressure
Porte, Froome, Evans, Mollema, Fuglsang ...
Froome and Evans right at the front of the chasing peloton.
Froome flies off front ... safest place to be
Froome came off Porte's wheel for a big surprise.
Evans tried to respond and wasn't able to do much.
Bold move. Does he really want the yellow jersey right now?
Froome is catching Gautier on the descent.
Technical descent, safest place to be is where Froome is
Gautier will be surprised to see the top GC favorite bridging up to him.
Gautier is absolutely flying down, catching the moto in corners.
Froome backs off and the group is catching him.
10k to go, maybe 10 seconds for Guatier.
Millar still there - should come together for reduced bunch sprint
Froome only 5 seconds ahead over the summit. I'm with Andy; this wasn't a GC attack. This was a move to stay out of trouble.
Contador the first GC rider to catch Froome. Interesting...
My guess is that Sky reconned the descent, realized it was dangerous, and decided safest way down was to go alone off the front ... smart
All GC guys up in the front of the peloton now, looking around... could be exactly what Guatier needs.
Roche is leading the group onto Froome.
It certainly would pay, after the ride Europcar has put in today.
More moves headed off the front of the peloton now.
Gautier has six seconds with 7.6km to go.
Chances of Gautier winning the stage today are about the same as the Orica bus getting caught under the finish-line scaffolding ... again
Chavanel goes, on his birthday bike.
Here come the counter-attacks.
He's caught by a group of 5.
The front of this race has blown up. Group of about 6 ahead of single-file chase group.
The fracturing peloton is now on the coast road, heading north with the ocean on their left. The group of six has Radioshack, Lampre, Astana, Euskaltel, Omega, and Vacansoleil.
In front group: Chavanel (Omega Pharma), Fuglsang (Astana), a RadioShack, a Lampre, a Euskaltel...
Garmin must shut this down; cannot miss this opportunity
Chavanel, Flecha, Fuglsang are in the front move. 4.9km to go.