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Tour de France July 6 Update: Chris Froome Takes Yellow Away From Valverde, Contador, and Mollema


Tour de France July 6 victory goes to Chris Froome of Team Sky.

General Classification as of July 6th, 2013:

1. Chris Froome

2. Richie Porte at 51"

3. Alejandro Valverde at 1'25"

4. Bauke Mollema at 1'44"

5. Laurens Ten Dam at 1'50"

6. Roman Kreuziger at 1'51"

7. Alberto Contador at 1'51"

8. Nairo Quintana at 2'02"

9. Joaquim Rodriguez at 2'31"

10. Michael Rogers at 2'40"

Team Sky rider Chris Froome won the eighth stage of the 2013 Tour de France on Saturday, July 6th. He is a top contender for the overall win this year - so there are decent odds that the British cyclist will hold on to yellow for the remainder of the 20-stage race.

Today was Le Tour's first big mountain test and Froome showed that he's primed and ready for the competition. He outpaced Alberto Contador and Alejandro Valverde for the win.

His average speed was almost 24 miles per hour... UPHILL!

Froome's Sky teammate Richie Porte supported him up the final mountain passes and secured a second place finish for the day.  The result moved Porte into the second position in the general classifications. 

See the top 10 standings after Stage 8 in the sidebar on the left.

Lots of Tour de France photos below:

 Richie+Porte
Richie Porte of Australia and SKY Procycling in his way to second place during stage eight of the 2013 Tour de France, a 195KM road stage from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, on July 6, 2013 in Ax 3 Domaines, France. (Getty Images)more pics »Le Tour de France 2013 - Stage Eight
Alberto Contador of Spain and Team-SaxoTinkoff in action during stage eight of the 2013 Tour de France, a 195KM road stage from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, on July 6, 2013 in Ax 3 Domaines, France. (Getty Images)more pics
Le Tour de France 2013 - Stage Eight
Stage winner Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky Procycling celebrates as he crosses the line during stage eight of the 2013 Tour de France, a 195KM road stage from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, on July 6, 2013 in Ax 3 Domaines, France. (Getty Images)more pics »
Le Tour de France 2013 - Stage Eight
Stage winner Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky Procycling is cheered on by the crowd during stage eight of the 2013 Tour de France, a 195KM road stage from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, on July 6, 2013 in Ax 3 Domaines, France. (Getty Images)more pics »
Le Tour de France 2013 - Stage Eight
Daryl Impey of South Africa riding for Orica-GreenEDGE (C) cross the finish loosing the yellow jersey to Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky Procycling during stage eight of the 2013 Tour de France, a 195KM road stage from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, on July 6, 2013 in Ax 3 Domaines, France. (Getty Images)more pics »

Le Tour de France 2013 - Stage Eight
Stage winner Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky Procycling ion action during stage eight of the 2013 Tour de France, a 195KM road stage from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, on July 6, 2013 in Ax 3 Domaines, France. (Getty Images)more pics »
Richie+Porte
Richie Porte of Australia and Team Sky finishes in second place during stage eight of the 2013 Tour de France, a 195KM road stage from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, on July 6, 2013 in Ax 3 Domaines, France. (Getty Images)more pics »


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