Tour de France 2017: stage 14 – live!

Still in the vaults: Two years ago, Tour nearly man Greg Van Avermaet put a distressing number of second place finishes behind him to beat Peter Sagan into second place the last time a Tour stage finished on the steep climb in Rodez. William Fotheringham saw there to see it.

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74.6km to go: As the peloton enjoy their lunch and talk on the Eurosport commentary turns to dry white wines, the gap to the breakaway stretches to 2min 35sec. The breakaway passes though Carmaux, which was the scene of Andre Greipel’s first Tour de France stage win in 2011. He beat Mark Cavendish by a wheel-length and Richard Williams was there to chronicle proceedings for the Guardian.

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