Froome edges thrilling finale

OLYMPIC bronze medal winner Chris Froome yesterday won the Criterium International with a sensational final stage victory in Corsica.

The British cyclist overturned a two-second deficit on fellow Team Sky rider Richie Porte at the start of the third stage to cross the finish line 27 seconds clear of his rival.

Elsewhere, Ireland’s Dan Martin won the Tour of Catalonia. Reigning Tour de France champion Sir Bradley Wiggins placed fifth.