Froome risks losing yellow jersey in wild 12th stage of Tour

MONT VENTOUX, France (AP) Chris Froome risked losing the yellow jersey after his bike was broken in a bizarre crash at the wild conclusion to the 12th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday.

Richie Porte crashed into a motorbike and Froome, who was following right behind his former teammate, crashed also.

Froome threw his bike aside and began running up the road instead.

Froome eventually was given a small yellow race assistance bike before his team car was finally able to provide him with a suitable substitute.

All of Froome's main rivals crossed ahead of him but it wasn't immediately clear if race officials would neutralize the finish and enable Froome to keep the lead.

Thomas De Gendt won the wind-shortened stage on the steep slopes of Mont Ventoux.