Stage 15: Highlights and reaction
Highlights of Stage 15 where Chris Froome extended his lead in yellow
Highlights of stage 15 where Chris Froome increased his lead in yellow with a gutsy victory on Ventoux
Chris Froome described his fantastic win atop Mont Ventoux as the best win of his career
Dave Brailsford describes Chris Froome as the world's best climber and praises Pete Kennaugh
Bauke Mollema struggles to compose himself after a gruelling stage took everything out of him
Chris Froome can't believe he won on Ventoux and thought he'd have to settle for second behind Quintana
Chris Froome produces a stunning finish to drop Nairo Quintana on Mont Ventoux and win the stage
Mark Cavendish hailed his team-mates for helping him though a gruelling stage
Sagan says he hoped of finishing among the first 15-20 riders after forming part of the break away
Chris Froome's fiancee says she was blown away by her man's performance on Mont Ventoux
Fabulous Froome conquers Mont Ventoux to increase lead in yellow
Chris Froome put his name in Tour de France history today with victory on the famed Mont Ventoux.
The Team Sky rider kicked away from Nairo Quintana as they passed the memorial to Tom Simpson, the first ever Briton to wear the yellow jersey, who died on the ascent during the 1967 Tour.
The victory on the Bastille Day stage, a 242.5 kilometre run from Givors, saw Froome extend his overall lead in the race with a brilliant ride on the 'Beast of Provence'.
He finished 30 seconds ahead of Quintana but even more importantly saw his main rival Alberto Contador cross one minute 40 seconds later, with Bauke Mollema even further back.
Froome now leads the general classification from Mollema by four minutes 14 seconds, with Contador 11 seconds further back.
Quintana is now sixth, five minutes 47 seconds back.
Froome crossed the line with one hand on his heart and the other raised in triumph after he conquered one of the most feared mountains in cycling - the first Brit ever to win on the mountain.
By the time he had scaled the 1,912 metre mountain he had spent almost six hours in the saddle, but that time was actually half an hour less than the most optimistic estimate for this stage, testament to the rapid pace set all day by the peloton.
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