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Chapeau Christopher: Froome wins Tour du France

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Chapeau Christopher: Froome wins Tour du France

<p>Christopher Froome is the winner of the 2015 Tour du France. </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">He's done it! Chris Froome crosses the line safely in Paris to confirm victory in the 2015 Tour de France <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/T3AMSKY?src=hash">#T3AMSKY</a> <a href="http://t.co/yhh1BKCghl">pic.twitter.com/yhh1BKCghl</a></p>— Team Sky (@TeamSky) <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamSky/status/625359307849207808">July 26, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>He becomes the first British cyclist to win the world’s biggest bike race twice.</p> <p>He celebrated on the way into Paris with his Sky teammates, the hard work done in the previous three weeks. </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It's been an honour & a privilege to be supported by this team. Thank you! <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamSky">@teamsky</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TDF2015?src=hash">#TDF2015</a> Pic: <a href="https://twitter.com/BrynLennon">@brynlennon</a> <a href="http://t.co/5Ze3485iNK">pic.twitter.com/5Ze3485iNK</a></p>— Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) <a href="https://twitter.com/chrisfroome/status/625226853758971904">July 26, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Three weeks, not only of intense bike racing, but of endless doping accusations, questions and hostile crowds.</p> <p>Froome himself has been doused in urine and spat at, still he kept his eyes on the prize.</p> <p>As the peloton hit Paris the sprinters and their teams got to work in an attempt to win the prestigious final stage in the French capital.</p> <p>The German speed machine Andre Greipel proved that he is the fastest man in the peloton by winning his fourth stage.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TDF2015?src=hash">#TDF2015</a> Many congrats to <a href="https://twitter.com/AndreGreipel">@AndreGreipel</a> and the team with this 4th stage win! <a href="http://t.co/tDe4TYf96O">pic.twitter.com/tDe4TYf96O</a></p>— Lotto Soudal (@Lotto_Soudal) <a href="https://twitter.com/Lotto_Soudal/status/625361334201356288">July 26, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>General classification <br /> 1. Chris Froome Great Britain Sky 84:46:14’ 2.Nairo Quintana Colombia Movistar 1:12’<br /> 3. Alejandro Valverde Spain Movistar 5:25’<br /> 4. Vincenzo Nibali Italy Astana 8:36’<br /> 5.Alberto Contador Spain Tinkoff-Saxo 9:48’</p> <p>Points classification <br /> 1. Peter Sagan Slovakia Tinkoff-Saxo 432</p> <p>2. Andre Greipel Germany Lotto-Soudal 366</p> 3. John Degenkolb Germany Giant-Alpecin 298 <p>4. Mark Cavendish Great Britain Etixx-Quick Step 206</p> <p>5. Bryan Coquard France Europcar 152</p> <p>Mountains Classification <br /> 1. Chris Froome Great Britain Sky 119</p> <p>2.Nairo Quintana Colombia Movistar 108</p> <p>3. Romain Bardet France AG2R-La Mondiale 90</p>