5 things to know about the Tour de France

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Some very good points to think about here. Froome should be in yellow if he keeps it going.

Sykose Extreme Sports News

Overall leader Christopher Froome of Britain answers questions of reporters on the rest day of the Tour de France cycling race in Orange, southern France, Monday July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

ORANGE, France  – Five things to know as the Tour de France enters its 16th Stage on Tuesday:


1. THE HOME STRETCH – Chris Froome is on the cusp of Tour de France victory. After Monday’s rest day, the 28-year-old Briton is set to embark on six final stages in defense of his yellow jersey – having virtually sewed up a win with a tour-de-force performance atop famed Mont Ventoux a day earlier. Tuesday’s Stage 16 – aside from a largely ceremonial ride into Paris for Sunday’s finish – is probably the least challenging of the remaining legs to the three-week cycling showcase, taking riders through medium-sized mountains over 168 kilometers (104 miles) from Vaison-la-Romaine to Gap…

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