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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome set to clinch fourth yellow jersey

Froome was the last to leave the Velodrome – starting his 22.5km time trial at 16:04 BST Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of the final stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage from 16:30 BST on the website. Chris Froome effectively clinched his fourth Tour de France title after finishing third on the penultimate stage of the race in Marseille. Briton Froome finished six seconds behind stage winner Maciej Bodnar. The 32-year-old took time out of all his major yellow jersey rivals on a…

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Tour de France 2017: Edvald Boasson Hagen wins stage 19

Edvald Boasson Hagen was beaten in a photo finish by Marcel Kittel on the seventh stage this year Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage Edvald Boasson Hagen won stage 19 of the Tour de France as Britain’s Chris Froome maintained his overall lead. The Norwegian was part of a 20-man breakaway but made a winning solo attack late on to finish ahead of…

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Sir Chris Hoy calls on British Cycling to back reforms

Team GB won a combined 33 medals across the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Sir Chris Hoy has called on British Cycling to back governance reforms to avoid losing £43m in public funding. The six-time Olympic champion has written to the 10 regional chairs of British Cycling’s membership before Saturday’s vote on reforms during an extraordinary general meeting. A 75% majority is required to push through the changes. In his letters Hoy said the support he received, made possible by the funding, allowed him to be the best he could…

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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome ‘should’ claim fourth title – Rob Hayles

Chris Froome retained the yellow jersey with a fourth-place finish on Col d’Izoard on Thursday’s stage 18 Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage Chris Froome should win his fourth Tour de France title this weekend – but the race is “not over yet”, says ex-British road race champion Rob Hayles. Briton Froome, 32, finished fourth on Thursday’s tough stage 18 and has a…

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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome in control, Warren Barguil wins stage 18

Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage Britain’s Chris Froome took a big step towards winning a fourth Tour de France – and third in succession – as French rider Warren Barguil won stage 18. Froome finished the stage in fourth, just behind Romain Bardet, who is 23 seconds adrift of the Team Sky rider in second place overall. Barguil, who will finish the…

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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome extends lead, Primoz Roglic wins stage

Primoz Roglic Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage Britain’s Chris Froome extended his lead in the Tour de France as Slovenian Primoz Roglic won stage 17. With four stages remaining, Team Sky rider Froome leads the race by 27 seconds from both Colombia’s Rigoberto Uran and Frenchman Romain Bardet. Marcel Kittel abandoned after crashing 20km into the day, with Michael Matthews moving to…

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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome retains lead Michael Matthews wins stage

Michael Matthews won stage 16 of the Tour de France in a photo finish, as Britain’s Chris Froome retained the leader’s yellow jersey, whilst Ireland’s Dan Martin loses time. A relatively flat 165km stage came alive in the last few kilometres as crosswinds caused splits in the peloton before Matthews narrowly beat Norway’s Edvald Boasson Hagen. Five-time stage winner Marcel Kittel was dropped early on a bad day for his Quick-Step team after team-mate Dan Martin lost time on the leaders. Froome retains an 18 second lead over Italy’s Fabio…

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