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Chris Froome wins 2nd Tour de France

2015 Tour de France cycling race winner Chris Froome of Britain celebrates on the podium after the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 109.5 kilometers (68 miles) with start in Sevres and finish in Paris, France, Sunday, July 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) — Resplendent in yellow and riding a canary yellow bike, Chris Froome won his second Tour de France in three years on Sunday, with a leisurely pedal into Paris to wrap up a spectacular three-week slog of furious racing.

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Shaken, not stirred, Froome locks up Tour

Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, climbs towards Alpe d'Huez during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 110.5 kilometers (68.7 miles) with start in Modane and finish in Alpe d'Huez, France, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

ALPE D’HUEZ, France (AP) — Feeling like he was “dying a thousand deaths,” Chris Froome started to think that a second Tour de France victory might be melting away like the patches of snow on surrounding Alpine peaks.

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Vincenzo Nibali wins, Chris Froome vulnerable on Stage 19

Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides with teammates Australia's Richie Porte, front, and Britain's Geraint Thomas, behind, during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 138 kilometers (85.7 miles) with start in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and finish in La Toussuire, France, Friday, July 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

LA TOUSSUIRE, France (AP) — An angry Chris Froome accused Vincenzo Nibali of “unsportsmanlike” behavior after the defending Tour de France champion accelerated away when the race leader stopped with a stuck wheel on the toughest Alpine climb on Friday.

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Two stages down, two to go in Alps for Froome on Tour

Romain Bardet of France celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win 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, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

SAINT-JEAN-DE-MAURIENNE, France (AP) — Chris Froome is halfway through the Alps, the last obstacle to his second Tour de France victory, after comfortably maintaining his race lead on a Stage 18 won in style by Romain Bardet on Thursday.

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Geschke wins, Froome stays safe on Stage 17 in Alps

Germany's Simon Geschke celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win 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. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

BARCELONNETTE, France (AP) — Simon Geschke of the Giant-Alpecin team won a tough and dangerous Stage 17 of the Tour de France in the Alps on Wednesday with a brave solo ride, while former champion Alberto Contador fell during a terrifying high-speed descent.

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