Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Live Reporting

By Alistair Magowan

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Au weekend

    Chris Froome

    Let's leave it there. Another monumental day on Tour, but Chris Froome survives again. This is a man who is not only a talented cyclist, but as tough as they come.

    See our developing report for more reaction, I'll see you again soon. 

  2. 'Tour never over until end'

    Chris Froome on ITV4: "Today showed exactly why I thought the Tour was not over. I was really grateful nothing is seriously injured but it could have gone either way. There is never a quiet day on the Tour. 

    On using Geraint Thomas' bike, he added: "I know the car was quite a while back and my bike wasn't ridable, so thanks a lot to Geraint for his bike. It was alright. 

    "Tomorrow will be hard, I'm sure I will be sore and stiff from today but hopefully I can rely on my team-mates again to get through tomorrow." 

  3. Froome feels 'lucky' to come through crash

    Chris Froome on ITV4: "Ironically, I was trying to stay safe but I hit one of the white lines and lost my front wheel. I'm OK, I'm lucky nothing is seriously injured. I lost some skin and banged my knee a little bit but today I'm grateful to have that four minute advantage to fall on  a little bit. It was great to have team-mates around me, Wout Poels in particular. It feels good to be one day closer to the finish." 

  4. Thanks bud

    Just seeing replays of Chris Froome crossing the line with a bloodied shoulder. He patted Wout Poels as he finished, and owes the Dutchman a huge vote of thanks. Poels helped drag Froome back from the brink. 

    Froome quotes coming up.....

    Chris Froome
  5. Post update

  6. Porte rules out podium finish

    BMC Richie Porte on ITV4: "As soon as it started raining, you started sliding down the road. It's a bit disappointing but tomorrow's another day I suppose.

    "It's going to be hard reaching the podium now."  

    Porte is 40 seconds behind third-placed Nairo Quintana after suffering a crash, although I previously reported that the Aussie had a mechanical problem. My apologies. 

  7. General classification

    1. Chris Froome (Britain / Team Sky) 82:10:37" 

    2. Romain Bardet (France / AG2R) +4:11" 

    3. Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Movistar) +4:27" 

    4. Adam Yates (Britain / Orica) +4:36"

    5. Richie Porte (Australia / BMC Racing) +5:17" 

    6. Fabio Aru (Italy / Astana) +6:00" 

    7. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) +6:20" 

    8. Louis Meintjes (South Africa / Lampre) +7:02" 

    9. Daniel Martin (Ireland / Etixx - Quick-Step) +7:10" 

    10. Bauke Mollema (Netherlands / Trek) +7:42"

  8. Froome extends lead

    So amazingly, Chris Froome has actually extended his lead by 19 seconds despite riding up a 10km climb at the finish on Geraint Thomas' bike! 

    Better than running, I suppose.

  9. GC standings

    Here's a first look at the general classifications.

  10. Stage 19 result

    Here's how Adam Yates slipped down the overall standings. Nairo Quintana gained 10 seconds on Chris Froome. 

    1. Romain Bardet (France / AG2R) 4:14:09" 

    2. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain / Katusha) +22" 

    3. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar)

    4. Louis Meintjes (South Africa / Lampre) 

    5. Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Movistar) +25" 

    6. Fabio Aru (Italy / Astana) +27" 

    7. Daniel Martin (Ireland / Etixx - Quick-Step) 

    8. Wout Poels (Netherlands / Team Sky) +35" 

    9. Chris Froome (Britain / Team Sky) 

    10. Richie Porte (Australia / BMC Racing) +52" 

    11. Jon Izagirre (Spain / Movistar) 

    12. Mikel Landa (Spain / Team Sky) 

    13. Adam Yates (Britain / Orica) +55"   

  11. Yates slips off podium

    Bauke Mollema finished more than four minutes behind the leaders, he will slip right down the overall standings. 

    Just seeing the GC standings now and Romain Bardet moves into second, Nairo Quintana is now third and Adam Yates is now off the podium and in fourth. 

    Agony for some riders today. 

  12. Froome shows his grit

  13. Bardet the big winner

    So Romain Bardet is the big winner today, in both senses. He takes the stage victory and gains time in the general classification.

    We'll bring you the updated general classifications as soon as we get them. 

    Romain Bardet
  14. Yates clings onto podium

    Adam Yates loses time too, but we will have to see if he's still on the podium. It looks like he might be.

  15. Romain Bardet wins stage 19

    Chris Froome makes his way over the line behind the likes of Nairo Quintana and Richie Porte but given that he's not on his own bike, he's done amazingly well. 

    The losses will be minimal. 

  16. Romain Bardet wins stage 19

    Romain Bardet wins a first stage for France this year. Bien joue. 

    Romain Bardet
  17. Post update

    250m to go

    Romain Bardet is going to win this. He looks behind him and laps up the applause from the home fans. 

  18. Post update

    500m to go

    Under the flamme rouge and Fabio Aru pushes further ahead. Nairo Quintana is eking out a gap on Chris Froome. The Colombian could end on the podium today. 

    But Froome is not giving this up. Even on Geraint Thomas' bike on a hell of a gradient. 

    Chris Froome