'I felt like a kid again out there, just trying to race my bike as fast as I could'

Chris Froome won stage eight of the Tour de France with a daring descent down the Col du Peyresourde

Chris Froome wins stage seven of the 2016 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Chris Froome tried something new on stage eight of the Tour de France. Attacking on a descent and winning a flat finish was something that the Team Sky leader had not experience before at the Tour, but the gamble paid off and propelled him into the yellow jersey.

The 31-year-old tried to get away from his rivals on the final climb, the Col de Peyresourde, but couldn't distance himself enough to make a decisive move.

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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.