Egan Bernal won the Tour de France, but for a few stages, it appeared that Thibaut Pinot was poised for victory. Shane Stokes examines what such an outcome would have meant for pro cycling, and argues that both the race and the sport would have been boosted by a Pinot victory in Paris.
The 'lanterne rouge' - the last-placed rider in the Tour - used to be a lucrative and sought-after prize. Although riders no longer seek to be the last man on GC, the 'red lantern' is still an important symbol in the Tour.
In a Tour jam-packed with surprises, the penultimate stage features a team time trial of sorts as Jumbo-Visma then Bora chase Vincenzo Nibali up a mountain.