• It was another eventful day in the mountains for Team Sky
  • A breakaway edged clear in the opening kilometres
  • Mikel Nieve was among the 20-strong group
  • Nieve and Blel Kadri attacked on the penultimate climb
  • The peloton safely negotiated the descent of the Tourmalet
  • The group of contenders were closing in on the breakaway
  • Nieve led solo on the final climb but was eventually caught after a brave effort
  • Vincenzo Nibali went on the attack on the ascent to Hautacam
  • Alejandro Valverde struggled with the pace and dropped to fourth overall
  • Jean-Christophe Peraud, Thibaut Pinot and Tejay Van Garderen chased on
  • Nibali stayed clear and took his fourth win of the race
  • The Italian extended his lead in the general classification
  • Pinot finished second and moved into second on the general classification
  • Rafal Majka finish third and all but secured the polka dot jersey
  • Peraud battled to fourth on the stage to move into third overall
  • Nieve scooped the most aggressive rider award

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It was another eventful day in the mountains for Team Sky