By conquering Mont Ventoux at Tour de France, Chris Froome has extended his overall lead even as only a week remains in the prestigious cycling race. In what turned out be a fascinating battle, Froome first caught up with fellow contestant Nairo Quintana during a steep 13-mile climb and later pushed past him thus giving himself a four-minute lead over rivals.
Although, an exhausted Froome had to be given oxygen at the end of the 15th stage, the longest in the tour, he has a chance to recover since Monday is an off day.
About his extended lead the Britain said that he never expected to win, but only wanted to get ‘more of a buffer’. He praised Quintana, his closest rival for his strength and mentioned that he never thought he could get past him.
Froome continued that though he felt spent towards the end of the stage, he knew that Quintana was more faded than he was which gave him the push to go for it.