(c) BORA - ARGON 18
Stage 20 was the last opportunity for anyone who had anything left in their legs to try and escape the group of favourites and spend some time in the lead group on the road. Patrick was delighted to escape and spend some time in the hills. Below you can see him on the Col de la Colombiére.
Eventually the break was reeled in and Patrick finished the day in position 68, 19:57 behind the stage winner. Invaluable experience for the Austrian youngster which will no doubt assist him in future Grand Tour performances. Tomorrow all the riders can look forward to a more friendly stage in Paris.