Froome initially seemed to have lost the race lead after his bicycle was broken.
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Chris Froome kept hold of the Tour de France race leader's yellow jersey despite a crash with a motorcycle Thursday that threatened to wreck his race hopes.Tour organizers reinstated him in the lead at the end of the 12th stage which finished on the iconic Mont Ventoux, now with a 47-second lead over British compatriot Adam Yates.The race jury decided to look into the incident and after a short time deliberating, it published an updated general classification with Froome back on top.The jury opted to apply the 3-km rule normally used in mass sprint finishes, which neutralizes times in the run-in to the line in case of a crash or technical incident. It means Froome and Porte were given the same time as Mollema, the first to get up and finish from their group.Froome therefore extended his lead with his rival Nairo Quintana now third at 54 seconds, Mollema fourth at 56 seconds and young Frenchman Romain Bardet fifth at 1:15 ahead of Friday's 37-km time trial.
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