Froome: Stannard did the ride of his life

Britain's Chris Froome had nothing but praise for team worker and national champion Ian Stannard for his strong riding in the UCI Road World Championships on Sunday. Stannard chased down breaks by riders as powerful as Andrew Talansky as well as guiding Jonathan Tiernan-Locke to the foot of the Cauberg on the last lap, when he and the British climber were the last two riders from their country in the front group.

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