Strava stats show the effort behind Steven Kruijswijk's Tour de France stage 12 breakaway heartbreak

Dutchman falls agonisingly short after 70km solo attack

Steven Kruijswijk fell agonisingly short of victory on stage 12 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Sunada/Strava)

While the cameras focussed on stage winner Geraint Thomas atop Alpe d'Huez on Thursday, there was heartbreak for Steven Kruijswijk who made it into the early break before going solo with 71.5km still to race, only to be caught just 3.5km to the line.

Despite his disappointment, the Dutchman still found time to upload his ride to Strava, which gives us a chance to give him some kudos on a great ride, and also see the sort of effort he put in.

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