Running after Chris Froome on Mont Ventoux

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Froome's run up Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

 The front cover of the July 15, 2016 edition of L’Equipe was a keeper. Chris Froome, in the yellow jersey, on foot, running up Mont Ventoux. Alongside his jutting elbows and panicked expression, the headline: ‘Du Jamais Vu’ – ‘never seen before.’

The 2016 Tour de France was hardly a vintage edition, as a whole, but that one moment will never be forgotten.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.