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Tour de France 2016: stage 19 – photo gallery

Wet roads, crashes and a GC shake-up as Mont Blanc proves it's not over 'til it's over

Chris Froome finished stage 19 of the 2016 Tour de France on a team-mate’s bike, battered and bloodied from the effects of a crash on a slick descent – but the Team Sky man is now four minutes clear overall.

Cycling can be a cruel mistress, and Bauke Mollema’s crash sent him tumbling out of the podium places and down the general classification.

Chris Froome, yellow jersey, crash, Tour de France, 2016, pic - Sirotti
Not how Chris Froome planned on ending the day… but he did stretch his overall lead (pic: Sirotti)

The beneficiary was stage 19 winner Romain Bardet, who climbed to victory on Mont Blanc to end the French wait for a stage win in the 2016 edition and moved second overall.

It all just goes to prove, it ain’t over ’til it’s over… relive a dramatic penultimate day in the mountains in the gallery below.

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