Watch Chris Froome crash into camera during Tour de France

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Chris Froome by JaguarMENA

Kenyan born British cyclist and reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome today sensationally lost the lead to compatriot Adam Yates after he crashed into a motorbike on the final climb of the 12th stage on Mont Ventoux.

Froome was with Australian Richie Porte and Bauke Mollema of the Netherlands when all three crashed into a bike that being delayed by fans.

Froome tried unsuccessfully to continue, but his bike was broken. So the Team Sky cyclist started running up the climb before being given first a neutral bike and then a team bike to finish the 12th stage.

His main rivals, including Colombian Nairo Quintana were also held up by the crash as a throng of fans obstructed the road.

 

Froome lost 1min 40sec to new leader Mollema in the catastrophic incident which is being investigated by Tour organisers.