Stage 11, July 18th: The day’s race commenced at Albertville and comprised of a 108.5-kilometre race, the second leg of the tour in the Alps. This was the first day of the race that saw massive excitement, mostly at the final summit finish at La Rosiere. The end of the race witnessed a fight for the top spot 6 kilometers from the finish line. Emerging victorious was Geraint Thomas (Team Sky), followed by Tom Dumoulin, and Chris Froome. With this enormous victory, Geraint Thomas earned the yellow jersey at the end of this day.
Stage 12, July 19th: The days race commenced at Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arc and comprised of a 175.5km route that was the longest and hardest of the Alpine Stage this year. A massive crash sent Vicenzo Nibali to the hospital, with 4 kms to go. However, he managed to finish 7th in the stage. Unfortunately, though, a fracture to his T10 vertebra as a result of the crash forced him to abandon the race at this stage. The end of this day saw Geraint Thomas emerge victorious, with a second consecutive victory. Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) came in second, followed by Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) who finished third. Geraint Thomas held on to the Yellow Jersey at the end of the stage.