Chris Froome sets up third Tour de France victory as Izagirre wins stage 20

Chris Froome finishes stage 20 of the Tour de France safely, virtually guaranteeing his third yellow jersey win in the last four years

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Barring disaster on the final stage, Chris Froome (Team Sky) will once again be crowned Tour de France champion as the penultimate stage to Morzine turned into a damp squib.

Froome's huge advantage over his nearest rivals meant challenging for the win on the rain-soaked roads was virtually impossible, with no GC contenders even attempting an attack on the day's final climb.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.