Video shows Nairo Quintana taking a tow from a motorbike on Ventoux

Nairo Quintana can be seen clinging onto a spare bike wheel on a neutral service bike after Chris Froome's crash on Mont Ventoux

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In the aftermath of the Chris Froome/Richie Porte/Bauke Mollema crash on Mont Ventoux, Nairo Quintana grabbed on to a spare wheel attached to a neutral service bike and got a free tow up the mountain.

While Froome started dragging his bike up the slope and Porte stood in the road trying to reattach his chain, Quintana can be seen clinging onto the bike as it moves past the struggling riders.

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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.