Froome Set To Win Tour De France
The team Sky cyclist led Quintana by two minutes 38 seconds before the penultimate stage, but the Colombian rode clear with 9km remaining.
However, the Briton responded to limit his losses to just 80 seconds as France’s Thibaut Pinot won the stage.
Froome’s 72-second lead will not be challenged on Sunday’s finale in Paris.
The short stage, which culminates in several laps around the centre of Paris, is expected to end in a bunch sprint and Froome has only to cross the finish line within 72 seconds of Quintana to be crowned champion.