What a stage. What an exploit. What a hero Tommy V is - was a fan before (after his exploits last year), but even more so now. Never going to be a contender for winning a grand tour as he's not quite got the engine, but always going to be good for winning stages like that.
Back of the pack tomorrow?
Not likely - he has polka dots to defend. Though I guess it depends what Kessiakoff and Sörensen do, as they're the only ones who could take it off him. They were also in the break today and appeared to have worked just as hard (I suppose Kessiakoff might have backed off at the end, though he seemed totally incapable of matching Tommy on the big climbs through the course of a day).
On the radio issue, he has made comments which suggest he doesn't like them. I'm fairly sure he was wearing one on previous stages, though presumably doesn't need too much of an excuse to get rid.
Meanwhile on the sideshow, who still thinks Froome is huge amounts stronger than Wiggo, after Wiggo looked so comfortable covering Nibali's last attack when Froome looked spent? Has anybody else suggested that Nibali's tactic was presumably to get a gap, any gap by the summit (hence why it was worth attacking so late on the climb) and then get away on the descent? Is he going to look to attack over the top of the Bales tomorrow to get a gap on that descent, or just hope that Wiggo does an Evans style meltdown?