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Froome seizes yellow jersey with solo win in Pyrenees

Defending champion Chris Froome took his rivals by surprise with a daring downhill attack that earned him the race leader's yellow jersey on the eighth stage of the Tour de France on Saturday.

Leading at the top of the final climb of the Tour's second Pyrenean stage, a tough 184-kilometer ride from Pau to Bagneres-de-Luchon, he attacked when least expected on the grueling Col de Peyresourde.

"It surprised myself too, this was the first time in my career that I attacked in a downhill, I did not believe I was able to win like this," said Froome, who used a left jab to push aside a fan running too close to him before his stunning descent.

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