Photo gallery: Breakaway brilliance in the heart of France

by Matt de Neef

At the Tour de France, transfer stages between mountain ranges aren’t always terribly exciting. You often get long, flat stages designed for the sprinters, with little in the way of drama when it comes to the GC battle or the breakaways. But at this year’s Tour de France, stages 7 through 10 delivered plenty of tension and excitement. Part of that was down to the way the stages were designed and part of it was due to the aggressive racing on display.

With the first rest day upon us and the Pyrenees looming in the distance, it’s time to take a look back at stages 7 through 10 of the 2019 Tour de France. The photos you see below come from Jered and Ashley Gruber, from Kristof Ramon, and from the Cor Vos photo agency.

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