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Tour de France: After final major climb, Froome all but clinches title
Tour de France » Leader maintains sizeable lead with last Alpine stage Saturday.


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Having pushed Froome and his Sky team hard in the past weeks, Contador now seems largely spent. With Quintana breathing down his neck for second place, Contador chose Friday not to take risks.

"There was a moment when I wanted to attack and thought about it," said the 2007 and ‘09 winner, who was stripped of his 2010 victory for a failed doping test. "But then I thought it was best to reach the finish line."

At a glance

Overall standings

1. Chris Froome —

2. Alberto Contador +5:11

3. Nairo Quintana +5:32

4. Roman Kreuziger +5:44

5. Joaquin Rodriguez +5:58

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That suited Froome just fine.

"I am excited, but quietly excited," Froome said. "One final big effort, then we can start relaxing on the ride into Paris."




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