With the inclusion of a Mont Ventoux summit finish in the 100th edition of the Tour de France, on Bastille day no less, the stage was certainly set for colossal crowds to bear witness to another historic day of racing at the Grand Boucle.
In a dominating performance Chris Froome (Sky) added his name to the Tour de France record books as only the second rider in the French Grand Tour's history to win on Mont Ventoux's summit while in the yellow jersey. The first, unsurprisingly, was Eddy Merckx in the 1970 edition during the Belgian's second of five Tour de France overall victories.
Photographer Pete Goding spent Sunday on the "Giant of Provence" and provided the photo gallery to the right. Relive yesterday's day of racing, be it fans in costumes, spectators paying tribute at the Tom Simpson memorial near the summit, the sprinters' autobus arriving at the summit or the lonely road followed by Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun)- the final rider to arrive on Mont Ventoux more than 50 minutes after stage winner Chris Froome.