Chris Froome: 'I actually enjoy these long Tour de France days'

The defending champion said he enjoyed a relaxing day in the sunshine on a relatively uneventful stage six of the Tour de France

A relaxed Chris Froome rides alongside two spectators during the opening week of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Tour de France race leader and Team Sky captain Chris Froome says that he "enjoys the long days" of 200-plus kilometres suited to the sprinters.

A parasol blowing into the road ahead of the favourites and a sprint win by Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) highlighted the hot and sticky 216-kilometre stage six into the Champagne territory of Troyes.

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