CHRIS Froome has extended his lead to 1min 47sec on stage 16 of the Tour De France to strengthen his grip on the Yellow Jersey.
Powered by his Mallorca-based Team Sky, Froome stayed out of trouble on a scorching hot day to come home in 13th place.
The two-time Tour winner is in good shape going into the final week, which takes the race into the Alps before Sunday’s Paris finish.
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