Chris Froome in 'ideal place' after Tour de France stage two

Chris Froome's attack over the top of Jenkin Road at the end of stage two was a 'flex of muscle'

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Chris Froome failed to hold back Vincenzo Nibali from taking the yellow jersey but found himself in an “ideal” place when the Tour de France arrived in Sheffield on Sunday.

"A flex of muscle?" Sky's Froome said of his attack in stage two. "It wasn't to show that I was around, but I knew the descent was tricky and I wanted to take it at my own pace."

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