It's steep here at Eaux Bonnes, 7%.
Rabobank continue to lead. They are 48" back. Horner is right at the back of the group.
Menchov has blown a gasket.
Sastre attacks! Impressive acceleration..
16:48 CEST 207.3km/11.2km to go
Rasmussen has no team-mates left...Popovych leads from Contador, with Rasmussen on his wheel..
They are 36" behind Sastre. Mayo got back up to him.
Soler is about to be caught...great effort today. Will it be enough?
Zubeldia has been dropped. Boogerd also went a while back.
Leipheimer attacked first
Soler is caught. Popovych is driving this bunch.
Schleck hangs on at the back, last wheel. Pereiro and Valverde are there, Evans, Soler, Leipheimer, Rasmussen, Contador and Popovych.
Sastre and Mayo are just 22" ahead now. Mayo is out of the saddle, Sastre is in his. They have 10 kilometres to go.
Schleck, Pereiro and Valverde have been dropped!
Schleck leads the other two. Popovych still leads up front.
Five left; three Discovery riders, Rasmussen and Evans. Soler has also been dropped.
Sastre and Mayo have been caught...
Rasmussen goes after him. He's very isolated now. Ah, Popovych is gone. So it's four up front.
Sastre and Mayo have both been dropped, so there are four up front. Leipheimer leads.
Brave effort by Sastre today. Evans is at the back of this group for now. He's out of the saddle, as are Contador and Leipheimer.
These are the first four riders in the general classification.
Leipheimer is setting a steady pace at the front; surely this suits Rasmussen, given that it's what he had his team-mates doing until they cracked?
Now he goes...Rasmussen covers it, so the four are still together heading into a tunnel.
Contador has gone! And Rasmussen can't respond...
He attacked just when they were coming out of the tunnel.
However, instead of trying to go with him, Rasmussen just ups his pace gradually and brings him back.
The four are still together...they all look stuffed. Nobody has any real zip at this point. Rasmussen leads, with Contador and Evans on his wheel.
Leipheimer has attacked! He gets a gap. Rasmussen brings him back again. Evans is at the back.