Froome back in Tour de France yellow after daring downhill attack

Chris Froome laughed when asked by Cyclingnews if the downhill attack and aerodynamic pedalling technique he employed in winning stage 8 at the Tour de France on Saturday should be classified one of Team Sky's now famous marginal gains. He also dodged questions about if it was a planned attack and strategy, preferring to describe it as a spur of the moment attack as he enjoyed racing his bike.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.