Result: Chris Froome clinches third stage victory at Tour de France

Result: Froome clinches third stage victory
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Chris Froome extends his overall lead in the Tour de France by winning stage 17.

Chris Froome has extended his overall lead in the Tour de France by claiming the victory on stage 17.

The Team Sky rider has now won three stages in the 100th edition of the race.

The Brit finished nine seconds ahead of rival Alberto Contador as the teams moved 32km from Embrun to Chorges.

Froome's lead over Contador in the standings has been stretched to four minutes and 34 seconds with four stages remaining.

The race continues on Thursday with a 172.5km cycle from Gap to Alpe-d'Huez ahead of Sunday's finale in Paris.

Chris Froome celebrates winning Stage 15 of the Tour de France on July 14, 2013
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