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Chris Froome set for Tour de France win in Paris

Chris Froome

British cyclist Chris Froome is set to follow in Bradley Wiggins' footsteps and win the Tour de France cycle race.

He leads by over five minutes going into Sunday's final stage of the gruelling three-week competition.

By tradition, the leader is not challenged on the last stage - making the ride from Versailles into Paris more of a victory procession.

"I can't quite believe I'm sitting here in this position," said Froome. "It really is amazing."

Froome races for Team Sky - the same team as Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins.

Wiggins made history last year when he became the first ever British winner.

He was ruled out of taking part this year in May due to illness and injury, although Team Sky had already said Wiggins wouldn't lead the team at this year's tour.