Tour de France: Chris Froome earns Cyclingnews Rider of the Day

Chris Froome (Team Sky) appears to be going out of his way this year to beat back any criticism that his often-times calculated riding style lacks panache. He broke with conventional wisdom again on Wednesday when he clawed his way up to a slowly evolving move by Tinkoff's Peter Sagan and Maciej Bodnar as the powerful pair began riding the rest of the peloton off their wheels.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.