Tour de France 2017: stage 12 takes race into the Pyrenees – live!

The breakaway is over: Due to extremely low on numbers in their escape party, Messrs Gogl, Burghardt and Van Keirsbulk fail to put any distance between themselves and the peloton, realise the futility of trying to do so on such a day with so many big climbs ahead and return to the bunch.

The Danish Astana rider, currently in fifth place on GC and Fabio Aru’s chief lieutenant, crashed at the feeding station in an accident that ended his team-mate Dario Cataldo’s Tour yesterday. Fugslang was left with minor fractures to his left wrist and elbow, but has started this morning anyway. It’ll be interesting to see if he finishes.

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