Adam Yates 'hit by a fan' on Mont Ventoux

British rider Adam Yates reveals that he was involved in an incident with a fan in the final kilometre of the Mont Ventoux stage of the Tour de France

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Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) also had an incident on Mont Ventoux during stage 12 of the Tour de France. Yates was reportedly struck by a spectator shortly after fans caused a motorbike to stop and Chris Froome (Sky) to crash.

Yates rode clear after Froome fell with Richie Porte (BMC Racing) and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), and strengthened his second place by dropping other general classification hopefuls. He now sits third overall after the 15th stage, but not without fighting his way through.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.