Tour de France Stage 12: Purito lights up a grey day

Under the thunder, lightning, hail and rain of the Tour de France’s stage 12, it was fitting that the the general classification battle was a rather soggy squib. Dave Brailsford’s Team Sky automatons turned in one of their soul-crushingly authoritative performances to ensure Chris Froome lost no real time to his competitors, while Joaquim Rodriguez took his second stage win of the race from a breakaway.

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