George, in his domestic character of Bluffy
, to take leave of Quebec and Malta and insinuate a sponsorial shilling into the pocket of his godson with felicitations on his success in life, it is dark when Mr.
The Londoner was the fastest by 4.35mins through checkpoint three, at Cote de Bluffy
28.5km out, but he could not maintain that pace and faded badly towards the end.
Scot David Millar came home fifth on a course he believed favoured the climbers because of the category three climb over the Bluffy
pass, which wound upwards for 3.7km three-quarters of the way through the stage.
While the stage was mostly flat, riders had to contend with the mid-level Bluffy
pass climb, which snaked upward for 3.7 kilometres with magnificent vistas over the hill-ringed lake.