Here’s the BBC report on today’s stage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/33556282 Chris Froome is still in the lead (wearing the yellow jersey) after Team Sky saw off attacks by rivals.
Today was a gruelling day for the riders. It wasn’t just that they had several long, grinding climbs to make. Temperatures during the middle part of the day were up in the high 30s and it was as humid as a damp lettuce. Shortly after the riders came through Massat, it was almost a relief as a thunderstorm swept over and dumped first hail then rain to take the worst out of the atmosphere.