Chris Froome crashes his bike in the Tour de France and runs up the mountain instead


If you saw this clip of the Tour de France today, no one would blame you for thinking you'd tuned into the wrong sport.

Instead of being in his normal spot in the saddle, Chris Froome was seen running up Mont Ventoux, in a desperate bid for the line. Yep, stage 12 of the Tour de France ended in total chaos.

To make things worse, Froome had looked set to extend his overall lead in the general classification after attacking alongside BMC's Richie Porte and distancing the rest of his rivals.

But then came all the drama - a camera motorbike was forced to stop by the huge Bastille Day crowds on the mountain, and Porte rode straight into it before Froome and Bauke Mollema fell on top of him. Cue Froome changing sports and Twitter having no idea what they were watching.

The guy has hidden talents it seems...

In the end, Froome grabbed a spare bike from neutral assistance before taking back his own. But he was shaking his head furiously as he crossed the line.

He finished around one minute and 40 seconds behind his rivals - 23-year-old Briton Adam Yates was shown as the new leader of the provisional general classification.

But all's well that ends well - thanks to a decision by the jury Froome still has that yellow jersey.

Now that's what you call dedication to your sport...