Chris Froome

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.

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Froome's stunning descent leads to yellow on Stage 8

Chris Froome punches the air in delight as he wins Stage 8.

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Team Sky leader Chris Froome mounted a daring attack on his GC rivals in the closing stages of Stage 8 to take the win and with it the leader's yellow jersey – albeit perhaps earlier than the defending champion would have liked.

Froome's bold descent was the move that won him the day, as he hunched right over the front of his bike going downhill to gain vital seconds on main rival Nairo Quintana.

Watch highlights below:

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Chris Froome shows new descending technique

Defending champion Chris Froome raced away in daring fashion on a tricky descent to win Stage 8 (report and highlights coming soon) and exert his authority on the race.

As he did so, the Team Sky rider showed off a new descending style (although similar to the one employed before by the likes of Peter Sagan), hunched over the front of his bike to help streamline his profile.

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