Tour de France leader Froome shows he can take punishment and dish it out, but his team wilts

  • by: JOHN LEICESTER , AP Sports Writer
  • Updated: July 8, 2013 - 1:59 AM

BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France — The mighty mountains of the Pyrenees offered at least two important insights about Tour de France leader Chris Froome: He can land terrible blows to his rivals with his grinding uphill speed and can take their punches, too. In short, if the Briton in the yellow jersey perhaps isn't unbeatable, he seems very close to it.

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