Astana's Fabio Aru and Jakob Fuglsang know that tactics will be key to their assault on Froome's yellow jersey lead in the Tour.
Since his first Tour de France win in 2013, Chris Froome has been the GC rider of reference in the Tour. Through 2016, the Brit won three yellow jerseys (2013, 2015, 2016), a polka-dot jersey (2015), and six stages along the way, plus he won a stage in the 2012 Tour.
Born in Nairobi, Froome has been a central part of British team Sky since 2010, where he’s also hauled in a number of major wins, including three stages at the Vuelta, three yellow jerseys at Critérium du Dauphiné, and seven other titles at smaller stage races, such as Tour de Romandie and Critérium International. Froome also won silver in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics time trial events.
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Andrew Hood takes a look at the Tour de France's GC picture after nine stages of racing.
Fabio Aru surged ahead of the Tour leader when Froome suffered a mechanical during Sunday's stage 9.
The Froome/Aru score still unsettled despite Aru saying he was unaware of race leader's mechanical when he attacked on Tour's ninth stage.
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