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Tour de France 2016: stage 12 – photo gallery

Chris Froome keeps yellow jersey despite running up Mont Ventoux on dramatic day at the Tour

The record books will state Thomas de Gendt won stage 12 of the Tour de France at Chalet Reynard, moving into the polka dot jersey as a result, on a day in which Chris Froome remained overall leader.

But that doesn’t tell half the story of a choatic, dramatic Bastille Day stage in Provence, which saw Froome forced to run part of the way up the climb after a crash involving roadside fans and a TV moto.

Chris Froome, push, yellow jersey, Mont Ventoux, Tour de France, 2016, stage 12, pic - Sirotti
Chris Froome shakes his head in disbelief after a crazy finish to stage 12 of the 2016 Tour de France (pic: Sirotti)

The Team Sky man was eventually given the same time as Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), who he and BMC Racing’s Richie Porte had been riding away from the GC group with at the time of the incident, but not before plenty of chaos unfolded on the slopes of Ventoux.

Relive a crazy Tour de France 2016 stage in the gallery below.

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