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Froome a sight for skeptical eyes

Tour de France leader raising eyebrows with Armstrong-esque performances

Updated: July 15, 2013, 3:49 PM ET
By Andrew Hood | VeloNews.com

PONT-SAINT-ESPRIT, France -- There was a collective groan among the press corps Sunday when Chris Froome (Sky) turned the screws with about 7 kilometers to go on France's hardest climb to drop Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff).

No, the freebie buffet hadn't run out. Team Sky just dropped a Froome bomb. And it ticked people off.

"That attack is not the smartest PR move," grumbled one scandal-weary scribe, "not if he doesn't want to raise eyebrows."

The Sky captain spun his ...

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