No matter what the course director throws at him, Chris Froome seems to have the answer

In a course aimed at 'maintaining suspense', Chris Froome is still able to show dominance over his rivals at the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

It was not supposed to be like this: Chris Froome taking the yellow jersey following a mountain stage that ended with a fast descent.

Froome's unpredicted, opportunistic and daring move over the top of the Col de Peyresourde on Saturday saw him take the maillot jaune on day eight of the race, just as he did when he won atop Ax-3-Domaines in 2013.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.