New Zealand's Patrick Bevin is a stage victor at the Tour de France after his BMC team took out the team time trial in the third stage overnight.
Defending champion Froome lost four seconds to Richie Porte, but took five seconds off British rival Adam Yates, eight seconds off world champion Tom Dumoulin of Sunweb, 50 seconds off Colombia's Nairo Quintana and was a less-than-expected 1min 11sec quicker than French hope Romain Bardet.
"Sky gained on the final part of the course, stopping the clock in 38'50" but their clubhouse lead did not last long as BMC Racing dug deep on the final run-in to shave another four seconds off.
Germany's Team Sunweb finished fifth, 12 seconds behind winners BMC. Then Arnaud Demare went for it first and I just tried to stay on his wheel.
But Sky will be happy to see many of Froome's rivals lose significant time.
Froome's Sky team mate Geraint Thomas could however prove a thorn in his side as the Welshman, who underlined his credentials by winning the Criterium du Dauphine last month, is third overall, 52 seconds ahead of his leader.
Matt Le Tissier's plan for England to reach the World Cup final
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World champion Peter Sagan said he had three reasons to be cheerful as he won stage two and took the overall leader's yellow jersey in front of family and friends from Slovakia at the Tour de France on Sunday. Through the jury's decision, in the final version as many as 116 riders had the same time as the leg victor, Peter Sagan (4:06:37 hour) i.e.all those who were in the peloton at the time of the crash.
In a race that could be decided by a matter of seconds, the time loss is a big early setback for Team Sky leader Froome, in the race after being cleared of any wrongdoing following a urine test that showed he had an excessive level of a banned asthma medication in last year's Tour of Spain. Van Avermaet, who has Olympicroad race gold and a Paris-Roubaix victory on his CV, and is named after the legendary Greg LeMond, wore the yellow jersey for three days during the 2016 edition and although he is unlikely to mount a challenge in the long-term, the make-up of the coming days offers him the chance to stay in yellow.
"There was way too much wind for me", said the slightly-built Porte.
Thomas, who wore yellow for four days previous year, said that he was not bothered by the...
It was a double celebration as the victory also thrust teammate Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium into the yellow jersey.
On Tuesday, the Tour will head to Brittany, as the riders start in La Baule and end in Sarzeau after a 195-kilometre route.
The 33-year-old five-time World Player of the Year was moved on Tuesday for a fee reported in Italian and Spanish media as $123m. Chelsea FC finished in fifth spot in the Premier League table last term.
He added that the loss of Zinedine Zidane, who has been replaced by Julen Lopetegui at Real, doesn't change the club's appeal. But with his Spanish tax issue also a regular news item, his love of life in Spain is also understood to have waned.
Plus, he is a former law clerk to Kennedy, who switched sides quite a bit during his time on the Supreme Court. With Kavanaugh, Trump is replacing a swing vote on the nine-member court with a staunch conservative.
Meghan, 36, and Prince Harry , 33, attended Prince Louis' christening yesterday looking as stylish and loved up as ever. Their visit to Dublin will include Croke Park, Trinity College, and the starvation memorial, Irish Mirror reports.
The rescued kids are now in the hospital, where they should receive the proper care before being released to their families. The first four boys rescued from the cave are apparently now recovering well in hospital, demanding bowls of fried rice.
The midfielder did endure a disappointing summer as Spain were surprisingly knocked out of the World Cup by Russian Federation . Asensio, was rumoured to have grown frustrated after starting just 19 of Madrid's 38 La Liga games last season.
For decades, land rights has been a thorny issue in western U.S. states, where the federal government owns most of the land. Joseph Astarita allegedly shot rancher Robert "LaVoy" Finicum when officers arrested leaders of the occupation.
The Daily Mail report Chelsea are keen to allow Kenedy more first-team opportunities and Newcastle can provide that opportunity. However, it was unclear as to whether or not he would return for the 2018/19 season, be it on a temporary or permanent basis.
Ronaldo signs for Juventus
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Manchester United invites rescued Thai team to match
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Mobile phone warning road signs 'a United Kingdom first'
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Section 377: A Call to Conscience
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Trump Announces His Nominee to the Supreme Court
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Belgium Face France, Eye Maiden World Cup Final Spot Read In
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Trump heads to Europe, says Putin ‘easiest’ of his meetings
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China: Liu Xia free and on her way to Germany
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