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Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, is followed by teammate Wout Poels of the Netherlands during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 186.5 kilometers (115.9 miles) with start in Gap and finish in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

SAINT-JEAN-DE-MAURIENNE, France (AP) — The Latest from the Tour de France (all times local):

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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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The Latest: Stage 17 of Tour begins, Alps on horizon

Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, talks to his race director 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. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

PRA LOUP, France (AP) — The Latest from the Tour de France (all times local):

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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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