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Chris Froome takes yellow with Tour's Stage 8 victory

Bagneres-De-Luchon (France): Reigning champion Chris Froome gave a demonstration of his versatility in riding away on a fast descent to take the yellow jersey at the Tour de France on Saturday.

Chris Froome celebrates his win on Saturday. Pic/Getty Images
Chris Froome celebrates his win on Saturday. Pic/Getty Images

Renowned for his blistering attacks on steep climbs, the Briton stunned his Tour rivals by going clear on a speedy descent to the finish of the 184km eighth stage.

He caught everyone by surprise with a curious technique where he slipped off his saddle and onto the bike's central bar to gain aerodynamic benefits, yet still managing to pedal furiously.

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