Patrick finished the stage in 79th position, in a group almost 26 minutes behind the stage winner Chris Froome. This was despite picking-up a flat at the foot of the Tourmalet just as the race pace wound up. He had to fight the whole climb, through the cars and dropped riders to get back towards the peloton. He's hoping for better fortunes these next days.
Koni's teammate and former German National Road Race Champion Emanuel Buchmann was a very respectable 15th today, just 1:41 down.
Sam Bennett completed the stage safely within the grupetto. Sadly Katusha rider Michael Mørkøv became the first abandonment of the the race. The result is despite his good day today, Sam becomes the race's Lantern Rouge once again.