1130 hrs—150 km from the finish at Bourg-d'Oisans
Phil: Good morning to all our viewers and welcome to day 17 of the 219th Tour de France. We join the last of the alpine stages just after the 50-kilometre mark as the peloton passes through another of these nameless mountain villages. And here in the yellow kevlar of the race leader is the familiar hunched figure of Eugene Kutts, surrounded by his henchmen from the Protea Correctional team.
Paul: Tell you what, Phil, I’m still in awe after his attack on the Col de la Madeleine.
Phil: That was the most ferocious performance I’ve seen in years, Paul. But [...]