Chris Froome

Chris Froome hours from sealing fourth Tour de France title

Defending champion Chris Froome is just hours from sealing a fourth Tour de France title as he sets off on the final stage of this year's race.

Wearing the race leader's bright yellow jersey Sunday, the 32-year-old British rider started from Montgeron in the Essone suburb south of Paris as he headed to the finish 103 kilometers (64 miles) away on Paris' famed Champs-Elysees.

The Team Sky leader has a 54-second lead over Colombian rider Rigoberto Uran and, barring a crash, Froome is virtually assured of winning a third straight title. His first came in 2013.

Froome did not win a stage this year, and this is unlikely to happen on Sunday.

Stage 21 is reserved...