Lotto-Jumbo rider Laurens ten Dam of the Netherlands lies on the ground after a fall during the 159,5 km (99 miles) third stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Anvers to Huy, Belgium, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Chris Froome made a statement of intent Monday by taking over the race leader's yellow jersey at the end of a crash-marred third stage of the Tour de France.The 30-year-old Briton finished second on the 159.5-kilometer run from Antwerp to the infamous Mur (wall) de Huy behind Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez.But his high finish coupled with six bonus seconds on the line was enough to give Team Sky leader Froome the yellow jersey by one second from German Tony Martin.Rodriguez, a former winner of the Fleche Wallonne one-day classic that also finishes on the Mur, accelerated away to victory but behind him, Froome proved the strongest of the rest to finish second with Frenchman Alexis Vuillermoz a surprise third.Nibali is 1 minute 39 seconds behind Froome with Quintana at almost two minutes.
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