They started on Corsica with three free-for-all days when the stage winner also won a day in the yellow jersey. Sprinters were in control of stage wins in the first week until the peloton hit the Pyranees. Then as they say, the heads of state took control of the race as the general classification riders charged up mountain finishes.
I watched every stage of the tour and enjoyed it very much this year. There are so many wonderful young riders to follow and enjoy. They ride in the shadow of the doping generation that came before them, and they have to answer all of those questions over and over again. I want them all to be clean, truthful, hard working competitors. Until controls prove them not to be, they get that benefit of the doubt from me.
Well done to all the riders who finished the 100th edition of the Tour de France.