Flying to Victory TdF154
Surprising everyone who had already attacked on the Col de Joux Plane, Ion Izaguirre (Movistar) gave everyone a lesson on how to go down a mountain in the rain. Izaquirre went on to take the victory in Morine Avoriaz over four minutes ahead of the yellow jersey group and nineteen seconds ahead of the Colombian, Jarlinson Pantano (IAM Cycling). Izaguirre makes it a win for Spain and claims the stage that his team leader, Nairo Quintana, has been unable to deliver. Now he can take home a stage victory in the Tour for the family, his brother, Gorka, crashed out of the Tour in stage 17. Pantano now has one stage win and two second places in this Tour giving the scores of Colombian fans something to cheer about.