Brandon McNulty rode at the front to blow up the peloton and crossed the line third to win the most combative prize.
Rejigged prime system and aggressive racing by breakaway riders change dynamics of best climber's competition.
The Colombian climber confirmed he's back in top shape after taking antibiotics to step back into key helper role just in time for the Pyrénées.
The 'wild west' feel of the Pyrénées serves up the unpredictability and explosiveness the waning days of a thrilling Tour deserves.
Wednesday's 17th stage features three first-category climbs, including a steep ramp to the day’s summit finish.
'I know Pogačar will attack me so every day is about trying to follow him and not leaving any gaps,' says yellow jersey.
Opportunities for Pogačar are running out, but he can still inflict damage.
Kuss delivers crushing ride on road to Foix as he carries burden of shepherding Vingegard through two mountaintops to come.
Six of the top-10 placings changed in the first of three climbing stages in the Pyrénées.
The Canadian wins the attack-riddled 16th stage across the French Pyrénées while Jonas Vingegaard fends off Tadej Pogačar.
Alberto Contador: Pogačar has to attack Vingegaard every stage if he wants to win the Tour de France
'I don't know if Vingegaard will crack but every rider can have a bad day,' says former winner.
Pogačar looked unbeatable until he fell into the trap set by Jumbo-Visma that turned the Tour de France upside down last week.
Jumbo-Visma's crucial call to pull Roglič to protect his health will leave Jonas Vingegaard short-handed ahead of final week of Tour — was it the right one? Our editors chime in.
We look at the power numbers of Jonas Vingegaard, Tadej Pogačar, Sepp Kuss, Matteo Jorgenson, and more at the Tour de France.
Pogačar says Ineos Grenadiers appears to be 'racing for the podium' but hopes the attacks will come against Jonas Vinegaaard: 'He is the favorite to win.'
The 2018 Tour winner is having his best Tour in years and enters the final week with everything in play: 'You've got to keep believing.'
Tuesday's 16th stage features two first-category climbs in the second half of the route that will be punctuated once again by blazing heat.
Tour de France takes new tilt as UAE Emirates and Jumbo-Visma go six-on-six in tense battle between Vingegaard and Pogačar.
Jonas Vingegaard survives with race lead intact after crashing with 56k to go.
Andy Schleck: Tadej Pogačar would still be in Tour de France lead if it wasn’t for ‘stupid mistakes’
'All these stupid mistakes of sprinting for two seconds. Then you come to a point where you are fucked and you lose two and a half-minutes,' says former Tour de France winner.
Jumbo-Visma sees a second rider quit the Tour de France after a heavy fall, shortly before the yellow jersey also hits the deck in fast crash.
The Slovenian has been suffering with injuries that have lingered since his stage 5 crash.
Tour de France: Jonas Vingegaard happy he could follow Tadej Pogačar’s attacks as he defends race lead on stage 14
Jumbo-Visma rider talks of his respect for rival and how he expects to come under attack in the Pyrenees.
'Pogačar came to me and said Jumbo are struggling, they’re struggling,' says Thomas.
Tadej Pogačar unleashes warning of what’s to come at Tour de France: ‘It’s not going to be easy days for Jumbo’
Pogačar uncorks early attack in test of Jumbo-Visma's ability to defend: 'In the end, I know how good each one of them is.'
Tour de France: Ineos in damage limitation mode as Pogačar and Vingegaard turn Mende into their playground
'I think that we expected that sort of gap on that sort of climb,' Ellingworth tells VeloNews.
Claus and Karina Vingegaard on their son’s cycling beginnings and how he dropped fellow riders on Alpe d’Huez as a teenager.
'We have the experience of losing the Tour on the last day and we have won three grand tours so we know that we have to stay focussed,' says Zeeman.
Commentary: Why Tadej Pogačar’s implosion on the Granon changes everything in this Tour de France – and beyond
Making sense of Pogačar’s loss of innocence, what it means for the Tour and exploring why fans like champions more when they fail.
The final climb is steep enough to cause problems for anyone not having a great day.
Pedersen hails Quinn Simmons for crucial role in the break as Danish riders continue to deliver at Tour de France.
Ineos Grenadiers director confident Thomas 'one of the best we've ever seen' as team counts on his experience in a Gen-Z race.
Sport director explains how the trap was set on the Col du Galibier to isolate and attack Tadej Pogačar.
Vingegaard parries Pogačar's attacks on the Alpe in day one of daunting nine-stage mission to defend yellow jersey.
Yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard raises the fear of COVID, but fans and riders celebrate the return of the Tour's most famous climb.
Sepp Kuss leads Jumbo-Visma lockdown on Alpe d'Huez summit as Jumbo-Visma switches gears from explosive ride to the Granon.
Pogačar can't shake Jonas Vingegaard on Alpe d'Huez: 'His team is very strong.'
The Ineos Grenadiers rider soars away from the breakaway to take biggest road victory of his career.
Team boss points to over-aggressive racing and commitment to yellow rather than COVID or a hunger knock as cause of Wednesday's spectacular undoing.
'I cracked myself but I didn’t care,' says Roglič after an epic day at the Tour de France.
Three hors categorie climbs on the menu, culminating in a crowd-packed Tour favorite. Will Vingegaard add to his lead, can Pogačar hit back, or might Bardet surprise again?
'There's a big question over how Vingegaard will cope now that he has a big target on his back,' says Dan Martin in his exclusive column for VeloNews.
Fireworks on the legendary climb confirm that a new generation has forever buried the tactics of controlled racing.
Vingegaard, Jumbo-Visma seize control: 'It was nice last year to be second. But I think if we didn't try something, probably I would be second again.'
Two-time Tour de France champion cannot follow as Jumbo-Visma breaks open the race.
Tour de France: Jonas Vingegaard, Primož Roglič attack Tadej Pogačar in flourish on flanks of Galibier
Tadej Pogačar counters after Jumbo-Visma attacks on the approach to the Galibier in a preview of GC fireworks in the French Alps.
Tour de France stage 11 preview: The peloton climbs above 2,000 meters as GC fight kicks into high gear
Stage 11 features monster climbs Galibier and Granon stacked up in the final 50km that will test the GC riders to their limits.
'The fact that he is fighting for every second indicates that he realizes that he may need that lead someday,' says Richard Plugge.
Five storylines that counted so far: Every Tour de France tells it own story, and why Tadej Pogačar is messing with everyone's minds.
Tadej Pogačar ice-cool in face of hellish Tour de France heat: ‘I know what’s coming, I’m not scared’
Pogačar says only a positive COVID test would bring his exit from the race: 'It doesn’t matter if you have the yellow jersey or not.'
The 40-second gap is ‘not a lot, only one bad day for Pogačar’ says Dane as he and Kuss reflect on race’s first nine stages.
The two-time Tour champion will use Monday's rest to brace for the onslaught in the Alps looming later this week.
Bradley Wiggins: ‘There will be a dislike’ towards Tadej Pogačar if his Tour de France dominance continues
'It’s a natural thing for people who are dominant, who take every little last crumb of success,' says former Tour de France winner.
The Danish rider says he's focusing on keeping in touch with Tadej Pogačar as he waits for the big mountains to arrive.
The American says that Planche des Belles Filles was better suited to Tadej Pogačar and that Jonas Vingegaard will come into his own later in the race.
Retired climbing star dives into what can be learned from the explosive stage 7 final on the Super Planches des Belles Filles on Friday.
Tadej Pogačar puts early stranglehold on yellow jersey on emotional return to scene of his dramatic 2020 time trial victory.
Yates, Vlasov, O'Connor, Mas, Thomas, and Bardet all lose time.
'I have a lot of pain everywhere but I’m not here to cry,' says Slovenian rider.
American climber says Jumbo-Visma promises to attack 'every stage in the mountains' after bumpy cobblestone ride.
Simon Clarke wins as Tadej Pogačar gains time
The team must now regroup after its yellow jersey aspirations took a hit on stage 5.
Van Aert, Roglič crash while Vingegaard has multiple bike changes after a puncture. Roglič dislocates shoulder but is set to continue race.
Tadej Pogačar puts the hammer down and takes a huge step towards Tour de France victory.
Vingegaard better-placed than Roglič on the road to Calais. A sign of things to come?
Tour de Hoody: Sepp Kuss defends his team's ambitious goals of the yellow jersey, green jersey, and stage wins.
Ineos Grenadiers safely positions its trio of GC candidates against Jumbo-Visma aggression ahead of Wednesday's cobblestone clash.
Last year's Tour de France runner-up worked part-time to underwrite his amateur career before landing in the WorldTour with Jumbo-Visma.
Richard Plugge asks fans to respect riders as Tour returns to France.
The 27-year-old isays the Dutch squad has a 'good team for pretty much everything' and is looking forward to getting stuck in.
Ben O'Connor loses almost a minute to defending champion Tadej Pogačar.
The only thing that could stop the Slovenian slayer is himself as desperate rivals search for a weakness to attack.
Rising Danish star says 'there are always doubts' about performances based on cycling's notorious doping past.
Jumbo-Visma duo says arriving to the Alps with all GC options fully intact is key in bid to derail Tadej Pogačar.