Tour de France: Froome survives chaos of Chambery stage but rues loss of Thomas

Where to start? On a day of high drama and several controversial incidents at Tour de France, perhaps the only crumb of normality and regularity came when Chris Froome (Team Sky) stepped onto the podium to collect the maillot jaune. Between the start in Nantua and the finish in Chambery almost anything seemed possible, with the race reaching a dramatic crescendo that began on the slopes of the Mont du Chat and didn't fade until long after the finish line.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.