Tour de France 2017, stage 20

The Dimension Data rider had been frustrated by ending as the runner-up on stage seven and 16, as well as finishing in third place on two occasions.

Finishing at the front of the peloton, more than 12 minutes back from race victor Boasson Hagen, Froome could hardly have been in a more comfortable position. "I think it suits me well", he said.

The amusing thing about the team prize is that you can be leading it by 15 minutes one day but if three riders from the same team get into the break and they gain six minutes each, you're suddenly losing the team prize by three minutes. "I had much better legs than yesterday and didn't lose as much time".

The Sunweb rider mathematically secured the points category for the leading sprinter during Friday's long and hot 19th stage from Embrun to Salon-de-Provence - at 222km the longest in this year's Tour. "It's been really close many times, but I managed to make an attack so we didn't have to do a photo finish". "I made a good gap and I could cross the line alone". "I'll try to finish in a handsome fashion".

The 27-year-old former ski jumper is the first Slovenian to take a stage win in the race after breaking away from the likes of Serge Pauwels and Alberto Contador on the first day in the Alps.

Tour de France stage 20 will start at 6:25 AM ET and with the live television viewing in the United States by NBCSN which will begin the coverage at 8:00 AM ET. It took nearly 40km for the breakaway to go clear, but finally, a 20-man group was allowed to make its way free of the peloton. Elie Gesbert (Fortuneo-Oscaro), Robert Kiserlovski (Katusha-Alpecin) and Romain Sicard (Direct Energie) were the first to launch on the climb, with the trio working well together to put the pressure on the riders behind. Arndt initially followed Boasson Hagen, but he proved unable to keep up with the Norwegian time trial champion after he had lost a few bike lengths in an amateurish attempt to look back at the riders chasing from behind.

And the winning move came just inside the final 3km when the nine riders came to a roundabout. The reduced front group kept splitting up, but only for limited bouts of time as the riders continuously regrouped.

"We couldn't catch them back".

At a roundabout with four kilometres to go, Arndt and Boasson Hagen went down the right of a roundabout while the others went left, and that was the moment the duo went clear.

"He has had to try so hard, the margins are so tight - it's not over yet, he hasn't won it yet".

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