Mont Ventoux summit finish scrapped due to high winds
Tour director Christian Prudhomme has confirmed Thursday's Stage 12 will not go to the top of Mont Ventoux, and will instead finish at Chalet Reynard due to very strong winds at the summit.
Chris Froome, who won on Mont Ventoux on his way to overall victory in 2013, thanked the organisers for putting the riders' safety first.
"Of course I was looking forward to doing Ventoux, it's the most iconic climb, the most legendary climb in this year's race," the Team Sky leader said.
"[But] At the end of the day, apparently there are really just gale-force winds and it just wouldn't be safe for the riders so thank you to the organisers for making the decision. It's the right thing to do."