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Matthews clinches green jersey, Froome takes Tour

Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews has won the Tour de France’s coveted green jersey – becoming just the third Australian to do so – while, riding a bright yellow bike to match his leader’s jersey, defending champion Chris Froome won his fourth and most challenging Tour title overnight, Australian time.

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Froome falters in dramatic day on Tour

Frenchman Romain Bardet timed his final effort perfectly to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France, setting up a thrilling second half of the three-week race as defending champion Chris Froome showed a rare sign of weakness.