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Result: Chris Froome cruises to stage 10 victory in Tour de France

Chris Froome extends his overall lead in the Tour de France with an emphatic victory in the first mountain stage.

Chris Froome has claimed victory in the 10th stage of the Tour de France to take a commanding lead in this year's race.

The 30-year-old broke away with 7km to go in the first mountain stage to finish 59 seconds ahead of his teammate Richie Porte, with Nairo Quintana coming in third.

Great Britain's Chris Froome rides in the hill as supporters cheer during the 167 km tenth stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 14, 2015© Getty Images

He has now extended his overall lead to two minutes and 52 seconds, with Tejay van Garderen lying in second place in the standings.

"I'm lost for words. That was unbelievable," Froome told Sky Sports News. "I couldn't believe it when I asked the guys to push on a little bit and we were just hearing on the radio the big names who were getting dropped.

"It was textbook from the team. The guys rode such a good race there. I'm over the moon to have been able to finish it off them."

The next stage of the race will take place on Wednesday.

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Great Britain's Christopher Froome celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium at the end of the 159.5 km third stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2015
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