Five talking points from stage seven of the Tour de France 2020

Ineos victims of their own success and Sagan's fight for green - all the big moments from a hectic day

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A thrilling day of racing

It’s funny how the Tour de France works sometimes. One day there’s a stage like day six, expected to be a big showdown among the top favourites on a summit finishes, but which amounts to nothing. And the next there’s a stage like day seven, a relatively straightforward day on paper that instead bursts into life from the very beginning for a breathless day of thrilling racing.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.