Fabio Aru Takes the Tour's Yellow Jersey

La Mondiale rider Romain Bardet of France sprints towards the line to win the stage. Reuters

Aru won stage five of the Tour to La Planche des Belles Filles with a well-timed attack, pulling back 20 seconds on Froome in the process, but the three-time Tour victor said he would not make the same mistake twice. But what were the full standings after stage 12 at the 104th edition of the Tour and how do the various classifications now look?

Fabio Aru used the steep gradients of the Peyragudes airstrip as a launchpad to the yellow jersey as Chris Froome lost the lead in the Tour de France. "I just put on my helmet and it comes out like that". "My teammates did such an fantastic job but I didn't have the legs at the end to finish it off".

Many consider Bardet a likely future Tour de France victor, but perhaps he shouldn't be counted out this year.

Riding on the 50 anniversary of the death of Tom Simpson, the first British rider to wear the race leader's yellow jersey, Cummings was targeting a stage victory for the third consecutive Tour de France. The French hope overhauled Aru and won by two seconds from Colombian Rigoberto Uran, who finished in the same time as Aru.

Rain was falling as the peloton started the stage in Pau, before a breakaway of 12 riders gained a lead of more than six minutes on some fairly flat sections of the course.

"Today was a chance, I just needed the right combination", the 36-year-old said. "We have also previewed tomorrow's stage and I expect a battle", Bardet said.

The champion of Italy was dressed for the first time in his career the yellow jersey. Martin moved up to fifth in the GC at the expense of Aru's Astana team-mate Jakob Fuglsang, who struggled one day after fracturing bones in both his elbow and wrist following a crash in the previous stage.

Froome and Aru went off the road in the descent from the Port de Bales, the penultimate climb of the day, but the group of overall contenders waited on them.

The Colombian Nairo Quintana, he has been distanced from the slopes of the Peyresourde.

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