Chris Froome faces early challenge from BMC team at Tour de France

CHOLET, France — Besides still having to make up most of the 51 seconds he lost in a Stage 1 crash, Chris Froome faces another challenge as he seeks a record-tying fifth Tour de France title: Richie Porte’s BMC team.

BMC beat Froome’s Team Sky by four seconds Monday to win a team time trial in Stage 3, with Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet taking the yellow jersey.

“We have the yellow jersey, we won a stage with the team … and Richie can finish it off with a nice podium spot in Paris,” Van Avermaet said. “Everyone is working well together and we have a strong team and Richie can be up there.
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