On July 8 during the eighth stage of the 2013 Tour de France, on the road from Castres to the finish at the A3 Domaines ski station, Chris Froome rode alongside his friend Daryl Impey for a spell.

Impey was spending his second day in the yellow jersey, the first African to have worn the colours of the Tour leader. Froome was favourite to win the day’s stage and the Tour. The road was headed up...

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