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Froome wins eighth stage

Tour de France

AX 3 DOMAINES, France — Chris Froome used the first tough mountain stage to take command of the Tour de France on Saturday, leaving two-time champion Alberto Contador and other challengers behind on a grueling climb in the Pyrenees to seize the leader’s yellow jersey with a dominant win in the eighth stage.
Froome entered the Tour as the favorite after finishing second last year behind countryman and Sky teammate Bradley Wiggins, who isn’t defending his title because of an injury. After Froome’s performance, the race looks like it’s his to lose.
“I must be among the ...


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