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Kenyans ride in honor of Chris Froome

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP)

Hundreds of riders in Kenya are already celebrating Chris Froome's expected victory at the Tour de France later Sunday with a procession of their own through the streets of the East African country's capital.

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Thousands of miles from Paris and the Tour's final stage, around 300 cyclists were led by David Kinjah on a parade. Kinjah was the earliest mentor for the Kenya-born Froome when the Sky rider and soon-to-be Tour winner first got on a bike in the hills just outside Nairobi.

Kinjah told the cyclists, "it is not a race ... we are just celebrating the yellow jersey," reflecting Froome's likely ceremonial ride to the Champs Elysees and his first Tour title later Sunday.

Froome first represented Kenya as a professional cyclist before taking the nationality of his British parents.

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