Stage 18: BMC team manager John Lelangue escorts Philippe Gilbert back to the race course after a crash in the peloton during stage 18 of the Tour de France. Gilbert, who was involved in the crash, angrily approached the owners of a dog that allegedly caused the accident. This year’s #TdF12 has been plagued by fan interferences, most notable a spectator tossing tacks onto the race course during stage14.
Mark Cavendish won stage 18, this was his 22 #TdF victory the same number as seven-time champion Lance Armstrong.
Bradley Wiggins remains in yellow. Wiggins is on the brink of becoming the first British Tour de France winner.