Tour de France in Froome's hands ahead of Marseille time trial

Never has a Tour de France of such tight margins felt so devoid of suspense. Chris Froome (Sky) carries a lead of just 23 seconds over Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and 29 over Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac) into the final weekend, but save for accident or incident, it seems unthinkable that the yellow jersey could change hands in Saturday's 22.5-kilometre time trial in Marseille.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.