Tour de France: Despair for Kristoff as lack of bike throw sees him lose sprint he 'should have won'

As André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) and Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie) can both attest, the margin between victory and defeat has had a tendency to be agonisingly slim at this Tour de France, and on stage 16 Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) was the latest to feel the despair of an unkind photo finish.

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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.