Froome: It's a privilege to be in yellow at the Tour de France

Chris Froome (Team Sky) was probably hoping to have said goodbye to the responsibility of the yellow jersey until at least the Pyrenees, but he finds himself back in it on stage 7 following Tony Martin’s race-ending crash on Thursday. As he wasn’t awarded the jersey after Thursday's stage, rules dictated that he couldn’t wear it during today’s, but after finishing safely in the bunch he resumes his place at the top of the standings.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.