Italian Vincenzo Nibali won the 101st edition of the Tour de France on Sunday to become only the sixth man to win all three Grand Tours during his career.
As usual the top of the overall standings didn’t change following the final stage into the French capital.
After a leisurely start that involved a bit of champagne swigging it all came down to the thrilling final circuit in Paris.
A crash with just over 40km to go to took down Jean-Christophe Peraud, who entered the day second in the overall classification.
But he was quickly back in the saddle and tucked up in the peloton.
As always it all came down to a sprint finish to the line.
Germany’s Marcel Kittel went wheel to wheel with Norway’s Alexander Kristoff and Lithuania’s Ramunas Navardauskus.
Kittel eventually prevailed to win on the Champs Elysees for the second consecutive year while Nibali crossed over safely in the bunch for the overall win which completed his career slam of the Grand Tours – France, Italy and Spain.
Nibali won with a margin of seven minutes and 52 seconds.
First time in 30 years two Frenchmen made it to the final podium with Peraud hanging on for second and Thibaut Pinot third.
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