Tour director Christian Prudhomme says that the strength of French cycling has shone through in recent weeks.
Oleg Tinkov says Rafal Majka's Stage 17 win was further proof that his team is the finest on show in France.
Rafal Majka told Ned Boulting that he team owner Oleg Tinkov that he would be victorious on Stage 17 before the day had begun.
Poland's Rafal Majka claimed his second victory of the 2014 Tour de France on stage 17 as Vincenzo Nibali further enhanced his hold on the race leader's yellow jersey.
British cyclist Adam Yates will make his Grand Tour debut in the Vuelta a Espana next month, just weeks after his twin brother and Orica-GreenEdge team-mate Simon started the Tour de France.
Alberto Contador has ruled himself out of the Vuelta a Espana having said he has suffered a setback in his recovery from the injury that ended his Tour de France bid.
Michael Rogers claimed a first ever Tour de France stage victory as he out-foxed Thomas Voeckler and Europcar.
Our reporter Ned Boulting spoke to Tinkoff-Saxo climber Rafal Majka, who claimed the King of the Mountains jersey on Stage 16…