While the Tour de France yellow jersey holder was struggling, Twitter was ablaze with opinion on whether Froome should keep the lead despite finishing well behind his rivals.
Luckily there was also some humour to be had, but first a great picture posted by Bauke Mollema of the crash he was also caught up in.
Remember that time you dreamed of Chris Froome trotting up a mountain? Yeah, that came true...
Someone had to drop the L-bomb.
Froomey tried to use a Mavic neutral service bike, but it was a little on the small side.
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Bonnie Ford has a great idea of how to deal with the encroaching crowds.
And maybe the Vittel water sprays in the caravan need to be a little bit stronger?
Next thing we'll know, Froome will have grown a beard and started eating nothing but quinoa...well maybe he already does the latter...
@CXHairs doesn't believe the disc brake ban has gone far enough...
And Simon Warren's kids may be a little bit bored by now.
I'd like to see Usain Bolt doing 100m on a nine per cent gradient.
Among the pictures of Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump was this one of Will Ferrell racing
Fabio Aru Sacha Barron Cohen's character in Talladega Nights.
Jonathan Vaughters was among the people who thought the correct decision had been made.
But poor Adam Yates walked away empty handed.
At least the UCI has a sense of humour.
And Re-Carb didn't miss the opportunity to try and get a bit of work out of the incident.
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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.
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