Tour De France Update

Tour de France 2016 Update:

Thomas de Gendt and Serge Pauwels made another 1-2 for Belgium at Mont Ventoux after Greg Van Avermart and De Gendt did it at Le Lioran on Stage 5.

They fought hard for victory on the stage from a breakaway, but Chris Froome was a victim of mechanical failure in the finale after he and Richie Porte had dropped Nairo Quintana before the finish at Chalet-Reynard at Le Tour De France.

  • Chris Froome was involved in a rather farcical crash as the overcrowded roads of Mont Ventoux became too much for the British man and was forced to run up a hill until the next checkpoint where he was given a new bicycle to ride.
  • He lost the lead to Adam Yates before having his all-important yellow jersey reinstated.
  • Thomas de Gendt won stage 12 due to this unfortunate accident.
  • Chris Froome, despite the accident still leads the overall race at 57 hours 11 minutes and 33 seconds and has a 47-second advantage over the nearest cyclist.
  • In second place is another Brit, Adam Yates and in third is the Colombian Nairo Quintana.

Jersey Wearers (after the Stage 12)

  • Yellow Jersey: Chris Froome (Great Britain)
  • Green Jersey: Peter Sagan (Slovakia)
  • Polka-Dot Jersey: Thomas de Gendt (Belgium)
  • White Jersey: Adam Yates (Great Britain)
  • The Day’s Winner: Thomas de Gendt
  • Leading Team: BMC Racing
  • Combative: Thomas de Gendt


  • Stage 12: Angélo Tulik (France); Jurgen Van Den (Russia)
  • Stage 10: Sebastian Langeveld (Netherlands)
  • Stage 9: Cedric Pineau (France); Matthieu (France); Mark Renshaw (Australia); Alberto Contador (Spain); Michael Morkov (Denmark)

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