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A relieved Froome heads to Paris to secure 3rd Tour title

After two crashes, a bloodied knee and even a run up legendary Mont Ventoux, a relieved Chris Froome can cruise into Paris on Sunday and secure his third Tour de France title in four years.

Froome kept his lead intact during the final day of climbing — and descending — in the Alps on Saturday and heads to the mostly ceremonial finish on the Champs-Elysees with a comfortable advantage of 4 minutes, 5 seconds over Romain Bardet of France.

"It feels like it's been a roller coaster," Froome said. "It's just been an amazing race where I've really taken on the race."

The highlights for Froome were a daring downhill attack and stage victory in...

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