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Tour de France: Chris Froome is ahead, trailed by doping suspicions
Tour de France: Chris Froome is ahead, trailed by doping suspicions

As the Tour de France enters its 16th stage Tuesday, five things to know: 1. THE HOME STRETCH: Chris Froome is on the cusp of Tour de France victory. After Monday's rest day, the 28-year-old Briton is set to embark on six final stages in defense of his yellow jersey — having virtually sewn up a win with a tour-de-force performance atop famed Mont Ventoux a day earlier. Aside from a largely ceremonial ride into Paris for Sunday's finish, Tuesday's Stage 16 is probably the least challenging of the remaining legs to the three-week cycling showcase, taking riders through medium-sized mountains over 168 kilometers (104 miles) from Vaison-la-Romaine to Gap in the Alps in eastern France. 2....

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