Jens Debusschere got booted from the race for missing the time cut Wednesday after sacrificing himself for teammate in the mountains.
It was a busy week for pro cycling's agents as numerous notable pros renewed contracts or traded to new teams for 2016.
Several close calls have resulted in zero victories thus far in the 2013 edition of the race
Hivert uses the final time trial to vault out of second place and into the final leader's jersey
One stage remains — a short individual time trial through the streets of Ales
The Europcar rider out-kicks a pair of FDJs to win the stage and take the overall lead