Froome finishes third on Mont Faron

Chris Froome

Barloworld's Chris Froome was third in the sixth and final stage of the Tour of the Mediterranean, which finished on top of Mont Faron, the famous hill that sits above Toulon in the south of France.

The British rider, who was born in Kenya, was behind Cofidis rider David Moncoutié, who won the stage, and his Barloworld team-mate Juan Mauricio Soler.

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Sports journalist Lionel Birnie has written professionally for Sunday Times, Procycling and of course Cycling Weekly. He is also an author, publisher, and co-founder of The Cycling Podcast. His first experience covering the Tour de France came in 1999, and he has presented The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe since 2013. He founded Peloton Publishing in 2010 and has ghostwritten and published the autobiography of Sean Kelly, as well as a number of other sports icons.