Tour de France

The Tour de France is an annual bicycle race held in France and nearby countries. First staged in 1903, the race covers more than 3,600 kilometres and lasts three weeks. As the best known and most prestigious of cycling's three "Grand Tours", the Tour de France attracts riders and teams from around the world. The defending champion from 2016 is Britain's Chris Froome

Chris Froome does not appear as strong on the climbs as he was last year. Photo: AP

Chris Froome loses yellow jersey in Tour de France

Chris Froome lost the yellow jersey for only the second time in four years of Tour de France domination on Thursday, and the new holder’s manager believes the Briton is now beatable.

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