Ok, it’s not a jungle but it sure was a rumble. Riblon won the rumble, with typical French panache too. Some real stand out riders today, TJ Van Garderen fought hard, Quintana gave it some and am so happy he is now holding a potential podium place. But of all the riders Porte was the daddy. He looked after his captain, perhaps better than Froome did last year and I hope Froome understands the irony of that (not that there is a contention issue between them). Climbing Alpe d’Huez twice for the first time in the Tours history is a bit of evil genius and the crowds were immense. Riding through that sea of people must be a very surreal thing for a rider. Just objects on the road whilst they focus on the task at hand. No other sport offers this for either spectator or participant. More of this tomorrow! Brutal.