Chris Froome remains the leader of the 2016 Tour de France after a commissaire ruling, despite having to run part the way up Mont Ventoux after a crash involving a TV moto and roadside fans.
Thomas de Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) won stage 12 of the Tour de France at Chalet Reynard, the shortened finish of the Mont Ventoux stage, but the race was marred by the incident further back.
As race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky) accelerated away from the GC group with Richie Porte (BMC Racing) and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) for company, the TV moto collided with roadside fans and took the three men out.
The incident left Froome and Porte without bikes, and saw the Team Sky man finish a couple of minutes down on his rivals and desperate for intervention by the race commisaires to retain his overall lead.
Luckily for Froome, however, they did just that – leaving him 47 seconds clear of second-placed Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) overall.