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Britain’s Chris Froome follows his teammates as they set the pace in the climb during the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 184.5 kilometers on Wednesday

Cycling - Tour de France cycling race - Stage 12 from Montpellier to Chalet-Reynard

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Yellow jersey leader Chris Froome of Britain runs on the road after a fall,
on the 178-km Stage 12 from Montpellier to Chalet-Reynard during the Tour de France

Cycling - Tour de France cycling race - The 162.5 km (101 miles) Stage 11 from Carcassone to Montpellier

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Riders are seen in silhouette as they cycle through the countryside on the Tour de France cycling race 162.5 km Stage 11 from Carcassone to Montpellier on Wednesday

Cycling - Tour de France cycling race - Stage 7 from L'Isle-Jourdain to Lac de Payolle

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Team Dimension Data rider Stephen Cummings of Britain wins, on 162.5 km Stage 7 from L’Isle-Jourdain to Lac de Payolle, of the Tour de France on Friday

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UCI official checks the riders bicycles for mechanical doping prior to the start the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 190.5 kilometers (118.1 miles) with start in Arpajon-sur-Cere and finish in Montauban, France, on Thursday

Cycling - Tour de France cycling race - Stage 5 from Limoges to Le Lioran

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BMC Racing team rider Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium wins Stage five of the Tour De France from Limoges to Le Lioran, France, and rides into the overall leaders yellow jersey.

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Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, (far left), rides in the pack during the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 237.5 kilometers (147.3 miles) with start in Saumur and finish in Limoges, France, on Tuesday

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The pack pedals during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 223.5 kilometers with start in Granville and finish in Angers, France, on Monday

Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, left, rides in the pack during the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 161 kilometers (100 miles) with start in Digne-les-Bains and finish in Pra Loup, France, Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey, rides in the pack during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 161km (100 miles) with the start in Digne-les-Bains and finish in Pra Loup, France, on Wednesday

The pack of riders cycle during the 11th stage of the Tour de France cycling race...The pack of riders cycle during the 188-km (116.8 miles) 11th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Pau to Cauterets in the French Pyrenees mountains, France, July 15, 2015.

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The pack of riders cycle during the 188-km (116.8 miles) 11th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Pau to Cauterets in the French Pyrenees mountains, France, on Wednesday

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Scores of riders lie on the road after crashing during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Belgium on Monday.

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Italy’s Michele Scarponi rests in a team car as he waits for the rest of the Astana team with overall leader Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali, to go for a training on the second rest day of the Tour de France cycling race in Lignan-sur-Orb, southern France, on Monday.

The pack of riders cycles on its way during the 197.5km 13th stage of the Tour de France cycling race...The pack of riders cycles on its way during the 197.5km 13th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Saint-Etienne and Chamrousse, July 18, 2014.         REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen (FRANCE  - Tags: SPORT CYCLING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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The pack of riders cycles on its way during the 197.5km 13th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Saint-Etienne and Chamrousse

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A doctor tends to Spain’s Alberto Contador, as team manager Bjarne Riis of Denmark holds him after he crashed in the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race on Monday. Contador abandoned the race later.

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The peloton passes a field of sunflowers during the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race. The 234.5 km stage started in Epernay and finished in Nancy, France 

Belkin team rider Lars Boom of the Netherlands celebrates as he wins the 155.5 km fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race

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Belkin team rider Lars Boom of the Netherlands celebrates as he wins the 155.5 km fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Ypres Belgium to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut on Wednesday

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Rain clouds spell trouble for the riders as the peloton heads towards Lille during the Tour de France. The riders set out from Le Touquet for the 163 km fourth stage of the three-week race.

Cycling - Tour de France - Stage Three - Cambridge to London...Race leaders pass the Victoria Memorial and Buckingham Palace as they sprint for the finish. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story CYCLING Tour. Picture date: Monday July 7, 2014. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire

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Stage Three of the Tour de France, Cambridge to London, race leaders pass the Victoria Memorial and Buckingham Palace as they sprint for the finish 

The pack climbs towards Glandon pass during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 204.5 kilometers (127.8 miles) with start in in Bourg-d'Oisans and finish in Le Grand-Bornand, France, Friday July 19 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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The pack climbs towards Glandon pass during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 204.5 km. The stage started in Bourg-d’Oisans and finishes in Le Grand-Bornand, France, on Friday. 

Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides in the pack during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 172.5 kilometers (107.8 miles) with start in Gap and finish in Alpe-d'Huez, France, Thursday July 18, 2013.

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Christopher Froome of the UK, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides in a pack on Thursday during the 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race which runs for 172.5km starting in Gap and finishing in Alpe-d’Huez, France.