French riders appear to be recapturing their love of the Tour de France this season – and none more so than Tony Gallopin.
Having spent a stage in the yellow jersey before the rest day, the Frenchman then followed it up with solo success on stage 11.
With Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale) also among the stage winner so far this year and Gallopin one of four French riders in the top eight it has been a great Tour so far for the home riders.
The maillot jaune, however, remains under the control of an Italian – Vincenzo Nibali – as the Astana man remained attentive from start to finish to remain in the overall lead.
Relive the stage through the lens of UCI WorldTour photographer Stefano Sirotti in the full-width gallery below, as racing resumed in enthralling style.