Froome Looks Unbeatable In Quest For Tour Win

ENTRECHAUX, France (July 15, 2013)—Little appears to stand in the way to keep Chris Froome, 28, from reaching the Champs-Elysees Sunday in the yellow jersey and from becoming the second straight British cyclist to win the Tour de France.

After another brutal attack in the mountains on Sunday, Froome leads Bauke Mollema and Alberto Contador by more than four minutes with only six stages left, four of which are suited to him.

There is a time trial on Wednesday, followed by three straight days of tortuous climbs in the Alps, but winning looks like the easy part.

Froome's physical superiority at the 100th Tour has raised eyebrows, practically inevitable in the climate of suspicion that haunts cycling after Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven titles for serial doping.