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Chris Froome celebrates second Tour de France win

By PA Reporter

Published 27/07/2015

British cyclist Chris Froome has won the Tour de France for the second time in three years
British cyclist Chris Froome has won the Tour de France for the second time in three years

British cyclist Chris Froome has won the Tour de France for the second time in three years.

The Kenyan-born 30-year-old won the 102nd Tour by one minute 12 seconds from Nairo Quintana of Colombia.

It meant a third British victory in four years after Sir Bradley Wiggins' triumph in 2012.

Froome's defence of the 2013 title ended with a broken hand and fractured wrist 12 months ago, but the Team Sky leader responded by securing the yellow jersey despite Quintana's late challenge on Saturday.

The 109.5-kilometre concluding stage from Sevres to Paris is traditionally a procession and saw Froome sip champagne and pose for photographs with his team-mates.

The only trouble he found on the last day was when a paper bag got caught on his bike, requiring a change, on the penultimate lap of the Champs-Elysees.

Froome, who became the second British winner of the King of the Mountains title in the competition's 40-year history, still had to complete the last stage to win, but he could avoid the sprinters' teams battling for position.

He said with a smile after finishing, of the paper bag incident: "I can thank McDonald's for that one, I think it was a McDonald's bag."

Tour de France, page 44-45

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