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Tour de France: Chris Froome wins stage 18 time trial

Published 21/07/2016

Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky wears the yellow jersey as he rides during stage eighteen of the 2016 Le Tour de France, from Sallanches to Megeve on July 21, 2016 in Megeve, France. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky wears the yellow jersey as he rides during stage eighteen of the 2016 Le Tour de France, from Sallanches to Megeve on July 21, 2016 in Megeve, France. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Chris Froome has won the stage 18 time trial from Sallanches to Megeve to extend his overall lead in the Tour de France.

The Team Sky rider completed the testing 17km stage in the shadow of Mont Blanc in a time of 30 minutes 43 seconds.

His second stage win of this Tour came by 21 seconds from Dutch time-trial specialist Tom Dumoulin, but Froome's first priority was to pick up time in the general classification.

He did that by some margin, and now leads second-placed Bauke Mollema by three minutes and 52 seconds with two mountain stages left before the traditional parade into Paris.

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