TdF stage 8: Sky dominant as Froome storms into yellow

Stage 8: Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, 195km

We’re only a week and one mountainous stage into the 2013 Tour and the race already seems Sky’s to lose. A dominant Chris Froome stormed into the yellow jersey with a solo victory at the first summit finish of Ax 3 Domaines, with teammate Richie Porte completing an impressive one-two.
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Tour de France preview: Five key stages

There are 21 stages in the Tour de France and every single one of them counts, but for different reasons to different riders. There are sprint stages in the first and second weeks that will be pivotal in the green jersey battle. And, of course, there is the final stage on the Champs-Elysees, which is always special. But here are five stages that we believe will be key to winning the maillot jaune this year. Continue reading