Britain’s Chris Froome Wins Tour de France for Fourth Time

Chris Froome toasts a member of his team during the final stage of the Tour de France, which finished in Paris.

Britain’s Chris Froome moved within one win of the all-time record when he clinched his fourth Tour de France win on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

Thanking his Team Sky team mates, Froome crossed the finish line of the 21st and final stage in Paris to win cycling’s toughest race for the third time in a row, 54 seconds clear of Cannondale-Drapac’s Rigoberto Uran of Colombia in second place and two minutes, 20 seconds faster than France’s Romain Bardet of AG2R La Mondiale’s in third.

“I’m speechless, it’s just an amazing feeling,” Froome said in a televised interview. “The Champs-Elysees never disappoints. There is something magical about it when you spend three weeks thinking about being here in this moment. It’s so rewarding every time.”

Froome, a 32-year-old Briton, embraced his wife and young child after he clinched his fourth win in five years near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris after what is traditionally a champagne-sipping procession on the final day of the Tour.

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SOURCE: CNN, Danielle Rossingh