On the verge of Tour victory … but will Chris Froome win British hearts?

Cycling’s doping past and an upbringing abroad have stopped the Tour victor getting acclaim he deserves

As Chris Froome rides over the polished cobblestones of the Champs Élysées on Sunday afternoonlater today, the cyclist will surely enter the pantheon of British sporting greats.

After finishing the penultimate stage of the Tour de France 54 seconds ahead of his closest rival on Saturday, the 32-year-old is a certainty, barring accidents, to win the brutal race for a fourth time, something only four other men have ever done.

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