Chris Froome 2008

Chris Froome and his Barloworld team mates got home at two thirty in the morning after Sunday?s final stage of the Tour of the Mediterranean but not even a lack of sleep and tired legs could dampen his satisfaction after finishing third on the decisive stage to the summit of Mont Faron.

Froome is only 23 and in his second year as a professional but quickly confirmed the huge potential he showed in last year?s Tour de France with a classy ride on the steep road to the summit. The Kenyan-born Brit finished 13 seconds behind stage winner David Moncoutie, with team mate Mauricio Soler second at just seconds.

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