Overall leader Chris Froome (C) rides ahead of Spain's Alberto Contador (L) in the pack during the 168 km sixteenth stage of the 100th edition of the Tour

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Chris Froome increases Tour de France lead

Chris Froome put his name in Tour de France history today with victory on the famed Mont Ventoux.

Chris Froome increases Tour de France lead

Chris Froome put his name in Tour de France history today with victory on the famed Mont Ventoux.

Boxing clever: Chris Froome and Sky protect the yellow jersey on Stage 14

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British ace matches the great Eddy Merckx by triumphing in yellow on  the summit of Ventoux

Long and winding road: The peloton climb a hill during yesterday’s Stage 14 of the Tour de France, which finished in Lyon and was won by Matteo Trentin

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It all looks so familiar: just like in 2012, a Team Sky leader has taken the yellow jersey on the first summit finish of the Tour and then swept his rivals from the board with a dramatic time-trial performance. From hereon, we thought, pressing the replay button in our memories, all Sky have to do is keep the race under control as they did so brilliantly last year for two long weeks to Paris and it's game over.

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Sky's Chris Froome had his first truly straightforward day as race leader yesterday as a break of 18, including Britain's David Millar, fought it out for the stage win – taken by Italy's Matteo Trentin – while the overall contenders eased back.

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Bikes and Lycra lift sales at Halfords

Shares in Halfords raced up more than 11 per cent yesterday as massive demand for bikes, cycle repairs and Lycra riding wear propelled the retailer to an 8.8 per cent rise in sales in the first quarter to July.

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French student Philippine De Gerin-Ricard, 20, was knocked down and killed by a lorry

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