Tour de France: Mollema's podium hopes slide away in the rain

Bauke Mollema's (Trek-Segafredo) Tour de France hopes were washed away in the rain of the Alps after he slipped out on a corner and crashed. Mollema slid out and crashed on the descent of the Monte de Bisanne on stage 18 as rain made the alpine slopes slippery. He'd been on his way to a career-defining result, but it had all gone in the blink of an eye.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.