Chris Froome crashed late on in Stage 1 but recovered quickly and time lost to the other contenders should be negligible.
Chris Froome speaks to ITV after the UCI dropped proceedings alleging he had more than the allowed level of legal asthma drug salbutamol in his urine. He's now free to compete for a fifth Tour de France title.
GC leader Chris Froome safely negotiated another potentially perilous stage and is now looking forward to Tuesday's rest day, as he told our reporter Matt Rendell in Bern.
Tour de France leader Chris Froome has called for unity following the terrorist attacks in Nice.
This is definitely a time for people to stand together. It definitely puts things into perspective for those of us at the race. Everyone’s thoughts are with those affected down in Nice.
Chris Froome and Sir Dave Brailsford gave their views to us around the end of Thursday stage, which resulted in the rider having to run uphill.
As you might expect, Chris Froome lost out to Peter Sagan in a sprint finish on Stage 11 – if the two riders went head to head going up Mont Ventoux, the result would be rather different, Froome mused.
After this interview, the Tour organisers confirmed that the planned summit finish on Ventoux had been altered due to very strong winds.
Chris Froome extended his advantage in the yellow jersey with an opportunistic move as Peter Sagan won stage 11 of the Tour de France.