Froome takes back Tour de France yellow jersey from Aru

Australia's Michael Matthews celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilome

Italy's Fabio Aru, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey arrives for the start of the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 18

Australia's Michael Matthews celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilome

RODEZ, France (AP) — Fabio Aru was dropped in the last 500 meters of Stage 14 of the Tour de France won by Michael Matthews and has relinquished the yellow jersey to Chris Froome.

Aru lost touch with the leaders in the final short, sharp ascent of the Cote de Saint Pierre in the town of Rodez and crossed the line 25 seconds behind Matthews on Saturday.

Froome, who trailed Aru by six seconds at the start of the stage in Blagnac, was well positioned at the front and had no problem tackling the final climb.

He finished hot on the heels of Matthews and leads Aru by 18 seconds overall.