Gorka once again showed outstanding form to grab 13th on the hilly and penultimate stage into Cannes. With that performance he also got back to 7th overall, after he surpassed yesterday's winner Carlos Barredo, who ended up further back. Gorka looks really lean and strong on the climbs these days. Today he was on the front on most of the stage's climbs, right beside the likes of Rebellin and Gesink. With one stage to go, and judging by what I saw today, I'm confident he'll end up inside the top 10 on GC. The other riders, though, don't seem to have the same form at the moment. Stage results:
- 13th, Gorka Verdugo, 0:44
- 51st, Markel Irizar, 5:07
- 55th, Haimar Zubeldia, s.t.
- 88th, Aitor Hernández, 10:28
- 102nd, Igor Antón, 19:18
- 103rd, Lander Aperribay, s.t.
- 105th, Dioni Galparsoro, s.t.