Fantastic Froome wins Tour de France

Chris Froome sealed his third Tour de France win following the largely ceremonial final stage in Paris on Sunday.

The sprint finish along the historic Champs-Élysées would see Andre Greipel grab the final stage win ahead of Peter Sagan and Alexander Kristoff.

But the day was all about Team Sky and Froome, as he became just the fourth rider to win three Tour de France titles when he crossed the line.

The Kenyan-born rider was superb throughout the 3529 kilometres across France. After grabbing the yellow jersey on the first mountain of the tour on stage eight, Froome never relinquished his general classification lead and circumstance seemed his only rival.

There were some nervy moments when he crashed on a drama filled stage 12, where a tumble lead to him running up the mountain (though the results were neutralised because of the accident) and another heavy fall on stage 19, but Froome endured through it all.

The Team Sky rider's Tour was punctuated by a superb descent on stage eight and an unreal performance in the mountain time trial on stage 18, where he powered to victory to extend his advantage over his rivals. 

Froome would cross the line with four minutes on second place rider Romain Bardet, a local favourite who impressed the French crowds. 

Nairo Quintana would settle for third following a subdued Tour, as the Colombian failed to find his best form in the mountains. His team, Movistar, would won the team clasification. 

Elsewhere, Sagan would claim the point classification win ahead of Marcel Kittel after three stage wins, while Rafal Majka won the mountains classification and Adam Yates claimed the young rider jersey.

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