Uran sprints to dramatic win after Porte and Thomas crash out

Long ride Porte signed to Christie-Johnson's Australian domestic cycling team in 2008

"I had a mechanical problem with my gears, I had to change bike", Froome said.

After numerous attacks including from Aru and Porte, Froome dropped the other GC rivals, with Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Aru unable to stay with the three-time Tour de France victor.

"He was conscious, it's reassuring, he is being transferred to the hospital", race doctor Florence Pommery said of Porte. Froome soon returned to the favourites before forcing a selection with Porte as the pair exchanged a volley of accelerations.

He won stage one of this year's race and wore the leader's yellow jersey until Froome took it after stage five.

Bardet, riding on familiar roads - his AG2R-La Mondiale team is based here - attacked on the final descent and got clear. Despite being stuck in a low gear and needing assistance from the Mavic neutral vehicle, Uran contributed to the chase in which only Barguil - knackered from his exploits in the break - took a constant back seat.

"He (Porte) did it four times before the race, he did it in training, he did it in a race (the Criterium du Dauphine)". But a late - and inspired - surge from battling Barguil saw the two riders cross the line neck and neck.

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It was Thomas's fourth crash of the Tour, having also gone down on the second, fourth and eighth stages.

The Australian went slightly off the narrow road and crashed across the surface into a rock on the other side of the road, taking out Dan Martin in the process.

From the outset the withdrawals came thick and fast. Other riders out include LottoNL-Jumbo's Robert Gesink.

Thomas began the day second in the general classification, 12 seconds behind his Team Sky team-mate Chris Froome, and his exit will come as a major blow for the three-times Tour victor.

Three riders from the day's break - Movistar's Jesus Herrada plus Alexey Lutsenko and Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev of Astana - had crashed on the same corner as Thomas minutes before the peloton arrived.

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