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Jul 15

Chris Froome takes yellow off Fabio Aru as Matthews wins stage 14 of Tour

• Team Sky rider drops Aru on steep finish to open up 18-second lead overall
• Sunweb’s sprinter Matthews takes his first stage win of this year’s Tour

The weakness of Fabio Aru’s Astana team cost the Italian the yellow jersey here on Saturday, permitting Chris Froome to regain the race lead. When the remnants of the peloton fractured in the final 500 metres, Aru was poorly placed at the back of the group and, while Froome finished seventh behind the stage winner Michael Matthews of Australia, the Italian lost 25sec in the final 500m to cede the race lead by 19sec.

Related: Tour de France: Chris Froome back in yellow as Michael Matthews wins stage 14 – live!

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