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104th Tour de France: Fourth Tour title almost secure, but Chris Froome says it's getting harder

104th Tour de France: Fourth Tour title almost secure, but Chris Froome says it's getting harder

Barring a calamity on the champagne-sipping celebratory ride from Montgeron to the Champs-Élysées, the 32-year-old captain of the Team Sky armada will claim a third consecutive win and fourth in five years.

Tour is 'mine to lose', says Chris Froome ahead of decisive time trial

Tour is 'mine to lose', says Chris Froome ahead of decisive time trial

After battling for 3,390 km around France, slogging up the climbs of the Jura, the Pyrenees, Massif central and finally the Alps, Froome has emerged 23 seconds clear of his closest rival and admits that the yellow jersey is now his to lose.

Tour de France 2017: Sunday's ninth stage in the Jura mountains will be decisive, says Chris Froome

Tour de France 2017: Sunday's ninth stage in the Jura mountains will be decisive, says Chris Froome

The Team Sky rider leads team mate and fellow Briton Geraint Thomas by 12 seconds with Fabio Aru, who made quite an impression when he prevailed in the first summit finish on Wednesday, in third place 14 seconds off the pace.

104th Tour de France: Fabio Aru wins maiden stage win as defending champion Chris Froome snathces yellow jersey

104th Tour de France: Fabio Aru wins maiden stage win as defending champion Chris Froome snathces yellow jersey

Italian champion Aru launched a blistering attack in the final stretches of the fifth stage, jumping away from the leading group with 2.3km left of the 5.9km climb at a lung-busting average gradient of 8.5 per cent.

Chinese revolution in the making: Tour de France sets wheels in motion for 450 million cycle owners

Chinese revolution in the making: Tour de France sets wheels in motion for 450 million cycle owners

This week ASO announced the first Tour de France China Criterium will take place in October with 60 of the world`s top riders racing around a 3km closed road circuit in Shanghai.

Love in Rio: Olympic champions Laura ​Trott and Jason Kenny get married

Love in Rio: Olympic champions Laura ​Trott and Jason Kenny get married

Trott won two golds to become Britain`s most successful female Olympian while Kenny`s three golds took his overall tally to six following previous successes in Beijing and London.

Heartbreaking! Iranian Paralympic cyclist dies in race accident

A minute of silence will be held during Sunday`s closing ceremony.

READ: Muhammad Ashiq's story - From Olympic cycling hero to rickshaw rider

READ: Muhammad Ashiq's story - From Olympic cycling hero to rickshaw rider

Ashiq now scrapes by as a rickshaw driver in the teeming eastern city of Lahore.

Tour de France 2016: After third title, Chris Froome focuses on Rio Olympics 2016

Tour de France 2016: After third title, Chris Froome focuses on Rio Olympics 2016

Froome, whom many believe could have won that 2012 Tour had he not been riding for, rather than against, Wiggins has never enjoyed the same place in the British fans` affections as his maverick compatriot.

Unlikely sporting star Chris Froome wins third Tour de France, seals place amongst greats

Unlikely sporting star Chris Froome wins third Tour de France, seals place amongst greats

Froome, who was also champion in 2013 and last year, finished ahead of Frenchman Romain Bardet in second and Nairo Quintana of Colombia in third.

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome on brink of 3rd title as Ion Izaguirre wins penultimate stage

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome on brink of 3rd title as Ion Izaguirre wins penultimate stage

But with only Sunday`s virtual procession into Paris to come, the Tour is all but over.

Tour de France: Chris Froome extends lead despite crash as Romain Bardet wins stage

Tour de France: Chris Froome extends lead despite crash as Romain Bardet wins stage

Bardet finished 23sec ahead of Joaquim Rodriguez after attacking on a slippery and dangerous descent where several of his rivals crashed.

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome tightens grip on yellow as Nairo Quintana cracks

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome tightens grip on yellow as Nairo Quintana cracks

Quintana, who was the first to respond to Porte`s attack and then Froome`s counter, cracked badly and lost 28sec to the race leader.

Chris Froome publishes independent test data

Chris Froome publishes independent test data

The rider was doused with urine by roadside fans and called a doper on his way to clinching a second Tour yellow jersey. 

India bags 11 medals in Track Asia Cup cycling meet

On the final day, India won two gold and three bronze medals.

Pakistan not to take part in Track Asia Cup cycling

Pakistan will not take part in the second edition of Track Asia Cup cycling event to be held here from November 18 to 20 due to internal issues of that country's governing body of the sport, Indian officials said today.

Several injured at international cycle race in China

Veteran cyclist says here was something wrong with the guiding vehicle and referees.

Athletes laud Rio 2016 mountain bike course

Athletes laud Rio 2016 mountain bike course

 The world's top mountain bike riders have praised the course that will stage the sport at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Rio ready for Olympic mountain bike test

Rio ready for Olympic mountain bike test

The last three Olympic men's mountain bike champions will be among the competitors at the sport's test event in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Vincenzo Nibali, Mark Cavendish lead star-studded field at Tour of Abu Dhabi

Vincenzo Nibali, Mark Cavendish lead star-studded field at Tour of Abu Dhabi

Italy`s 2014 Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali leads a strong field into the inaugural Tour of Abu Dhabi, which begins on October 8th, while Britain`s star sprinter Mark Cavendish and Spaniard Alejandro Valverde will also be on the start-line.