Chris Froome’s second place on stage three of the Tour de France, on the Mur de Huy, saw him bag the 15th yellow jersey of his career so far.
In doing so the Kenyan-born Brit, 30, set a new British record for the number of yellow jerseys claimed in his career – having previously been level with former Team Sky team-mate Sir Bradley Wiggins.
Froome wore the yellow jersey on 14 occasions in 2013, having first pulled it on with victory atop Ax-3-Domaines on stage eight.
That stint included his victory on Mont Ventoux, where he accelerated away from first Alberto Contador and then Nairo Quintana on the famous climb.
Whether Froome can keep the jersey after the cobbles remains to be seen – and will be a long shot – but in terms of pulling it on again in Paris, it is a big step in the right direction.
Tour de France starts: 5*
Best Tour de France result: Winner (2013), four stage wins (2012, 2013)
Number of yellow jerseys: 15*