Froome stamps authority on day of mourning at Tour de France


LA CAVERNE DU PONT-D’ARC, France (AP) — Amid reinforced security a day after the deadly attack in Nice, the Tour de France rolled on and defending champion Chris Froome extended his overall lead on Friday.

Thousands of people lined the 37.5-kilometer (23-mile) time trial route to celebrate the Tour and pay homage to the dozens killed and injured by a truck which drove through beachfront crowds celebrating Bastille Day.

Froome finished second to Tom Dumoulin on the 13th stage, but ahead of all other general classification contenders.

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