Chris Froome a stage closer to another Tour De France Victory


Cycling legend Chris Froome is all set to claim his third Tour de France Title as he leads the Yellow Jersey ranking after the stage 20 was finished which means that it is now just a formality to crown the British Cyclist as Champion who will be completing a memorable treble.

Froome rode through tough weather conditions that could have halted his challenge for the title but the 2 time champion was more composed than ever as he safely surpassed his opponents to have the lead after stage 20.

Romanian Cyclist Bardet has the next closest time and there is nearly a difference of four minutes which will not be tested in the ending stage. Though there is still one stage remaining that can change the whole aspect of game but according to the tradition by cyclists, the one holding yellow jersey is not attacked once the racing carnival comes to the city of Paris.

A legend in the Making

The victory will mean a lot to Froome as he will become the only British cyclist to defend his Tour de France Title and the only to achieve this feat of winning back to back title after Indurain did it way back in 1995. Froome was considered a strong bet for the Tour de France before it began and now he is just moments away from relishing golden moments of his career but he has to be safe from the other riders who may spoil the party.

Jon Izaguirre claims stage 20

Jon Izaguirre won stage 20 in style though he was overshadowed by the Froome Aura but still had a moment of joy as he rode the track in a time of 4 hours six minutes and 45 seconds and claimed victory by beating Jarlinson Pantono who was closing in on the Spanish star.

Yates has to settle with the White jersey

Adam Yates was posing a serious challenge to Froome in the early stages of the race but Froome clearly Showcased his experience over Yates as he was able to hold on to his first position but Yates drop down to fourth which means he will have to settle with the white jersey thus missing on a place at the podium.



Priyadarshan Singh Chouhan is an Editor at Playcaper. He joined Playcaper after working as a freelancer online & specialises in cricket and football.

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