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Stage 12 - Montpellier to Mont Ventoux

A late arrival at the press room due to stage circumstances, and an early start at tomorrow’s TT mean that I don’t quite have the time to wax poetic on the stage like I normally would. But to re-cap: Ventoux was cut short due to unsafe conditions, Chris Froome had an unfortunate encounter with the back of a motorbike, damaging his bike and forcing him to run part of the course, general pandemonium ensued, and the race jury acknowledged the incident and called GC time from where Froome was unjustly crashed out. So with the photo gallery for the stage, I would simply like to point out this:

 

 

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At the start in Montpellier, there was a delightful set of miniatures depicting the 1958 Tour de France


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Rider. Climb. Motorcycle. Foreshadowing.  

 

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