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.Tour de France

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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