Chris Froome wins Saitama Criterium

It was rather loftily billed as the 22nd stage of the Tour de France, and while that is a rather grandiose claim for an exhibition race in late October, the inaugural Saitama Criterium by Le Tour de France could scarcely have followed a more fitting script for organisers ASO, as Chris Froome (Sky) emerged victorious ahead of Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and Rui Costa (Movistar).

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