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Former champion Chris Froome takes the overall lead at Tour de France

Former champion Chris Froome takes the overall lead at Tour de France

Staying in front has meant staying out of trouble so far for Chris Froome at the Tour de France. After a crash-marred first week of the race, the 2013 champion is exactly in the position he wants to be — healthy and wearing the yellow jersey. The British rider's title defense ended early last year, when he fell three times in two days and, battered and bruised, went out of the Tour on Stage 5. This year, he has avoided all three big crashes so far after making up his mind to push ahead of any potential dangers. “Given what happened last year, it was a big goal for me mentally rather than physically to arrive with the attitude that I'm here to ride at the front...

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