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Froome looking forward to rest day coffee and a nap

GC leader Chris Froome safely negotiated another potentially perilous stage and is now looking forward to Tuesday's rest day, as he told our reporter Matt Rendell in Bern.

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Chris Froome: We should stand together

Tour de France leader Chris Froome has called for unity following the terrorist attacks in Nice.

This is definitely a time for people to stand together. It definitely puts things into perspective for those of us at the race. Everyone’s thoughts are with those affected down in Nice.

– Chris Froome
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Froome and Brailsford react to Ventoux farce

Chris Froome and Sir Dave Brailsford gave their views to us around the end of Thursday stage, which resulted in the rider having to run uphill.

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Froome thanks Sky team-mates after unlikely sprint against Sagan

As you might expect, Chris Froome lost out to Peter Sagan in a sprint finish on Stage 11 – if the two riders went head to head going up Mont Ventoux, the result would be rather different, Froome mused.

After this interview, the Tour organisers confirmed that the planned summit finish on Ventoux had been altered due to very strong winds.

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Froome feeling good as he reaches rest day in Yellow

Chris Froome cut a relaxed figure as he enjoyed the familiar feeling of holding the yellow jersey on the first rest day of the Tour de France.

The Team Sky rider led at this point in 2013 and 2015 on his way to glory in Paris, and is there again as he leads by 16 seconds from fellow Brit Adam Yates of Orica-BikeExchange.

Chris Froome is in a good position.

Credit: PA

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Froome: The race is still very open

Chris Froome believes there's plenty more racing left in the Tour de France despite him being made the firm favourite.

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Froome: I gambled and it paid off

Chris Froome admitted that his late attack on his rivals on Stage 8 was unplanned: "I thought, why not, let me give it a try and let's see… this is what the sport is about, it's about trying your luck. I gambled, I took a risk and it paid off."

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