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Froome extends TDF lead with time-trial win

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Chris Froome in the yellow jersey (Getty Images)
Chris Froome in the yellow jersey (Getty Images)

Megeve - Chris Froome's inexorable march towards a third Tour de France title continued apace on Thursday as he won the 18th stage uphill time-trial.

For more than an hour and a half, Dutchman Tom Dumoulin sat in the hot seat as his time of 31min 04sec remained unbeaten.

But, starting last of 179 riders, Froome gauged his effort to perfection to storm through and take the 17km time-trial in a time of 30:43.

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