The finish of stage 12 of the Tour de France didn’t reach the top of Mont Ventoux, but the final kilometres still induced madness in the peloton.
Richie Porte crashed into a camera motorbike as the crowd narrowed the road. Chris Froome‘s bike was broken in the collision and he was forced to run up the mountain in pursuit of Bauke Mollema as he waited for his team car.
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The yellow jersey holder finally accepted a bike from the top of the Mavic neutral but it was far too small and the gears weren’t to his liking.
In the end, Froome had to wait for his team car at the side of the road to get one of his own Pinarellos from the roof and sprint to the finish.
He crossed the line well down on his general classification rivals, with Adam Yates provisionally taking the yellow jersey, although the commissaires may want to take a look at what happened.