Flying Down the Mountain
Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quickstep) learned on the stage that he surprisingly won back the Yellow Jersey that he could not hope to out climb the Team Sky duo of Geraint Thomas and Richie Porte. What he and his team apparently knew however, was that he could descent a hell of a lot faster than them. With his countryman, Michal Golas and teammate, Tony Martin, the World Champion flew down the backside of the Col Saint-Ruch gabbing the more timid Richie Porte by over thirty seconds. The others behind the Etixx-Quickstep boys are the remnants of the earlier break away. Apparently, they don't have Kwiatkowski's descending skills either.