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Tour de France: Chris Froome wins stage 18 time trial

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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