"Why not?" says Roche to attacking his Tour rivals

Nicolas Roche, Tour de France 2010, stage 8

Nicolas Roche put himself right back in the top 15 today in Gap after an attack in one of the Tour de France's transitional stages between the big mountains.

The classification riders enjoyed a leisurely day with the winning group more than 10 minutes up the road and two Alpine stages just completed in the last three days. Roche had planned something else, though.

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