Froome Wins His Second Tour de France In Dominate Fashion

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Paris, July 26, 2015 (AFP) – Chris Froome won his second Tour de France
title following Sunday’s 21st and final stage to Paris.

Germany’s Andre Greipel won the stage, his fourth this year, ahead of
Frenchman Bryan Coquard and Alexander Kristoff of Norway.

Briton Froome crossed the line arm-in-arm with his Sky teammates to clinch
a second Grand Boucle crown following his 2013 success.

Colombian Nairo Quintana finished second overall with his Spanish Movistar
teammate Alejandro Valverde taking third, his best finish at the Tour at the
age of 35.

Rain had rendered the cobbles at the finish on the Champs Elysees dangerous
so organisers ASO neutralised the race from the moment it reached Paris.

It meant the official timing was stopped just after riders past the
finishing line for the first time ahead of 10 laps of the famous Parisian
avenue.

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It allowed Froome, 30, and his teammates — wearing a black kit with the
traditional blue stripe replaced by a yellow one in hommage to their leader’s
feat — to finish in a straight line, arm-in-arm over a minute after the stage
winner.

Having already won the Tour in 2013, finishing in the same way but then
because his lead to Quintana — second that time as well — was sufficiently
large to allow him to do so, Froome became the first Briton to win the Grand
Boucle for a second time.

Quintana finished at 1min 12sec overall with Valverde third over five
minutes back.

Last year’s winner Vincenzo Nibali finished fourth overall, ahead of
two-time former winner Alberto Contador.

But on the final stage, a 109.5km run from the Parisian suburb of Sevres,
Greipel, 33, emphasised his sprint superiority at this Tour.

He had already won the second, fifth and 15th stages in sprint finishes.

His expected rivals Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan could only manage sixth
and seventh respectively.

Sagan did win the sprinter’s green points jersey, though, while Froome
finished as king of the mountains and Quintana, 25, was the best young rider.

Roll of honour from the 2015 Tour de France:

Yellow jersey (overall champion): Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky

Green jersey (top sprinter): Peter Sagan (SVK) Tinkoff-Saxo

Polkadot jersey (King of the Mountains): Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky

White jersey (best young rider): Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar

Yellow helmets (best team): Movistar

A list of the Tour de France winners over the
last 25 years, after Chris Froome’s victory in the 2015 edition, which ended
in Paris on Sunday:

2015 – Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky
2014 – Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana
2013 – Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky
2012 – Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky
2011 – Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC
2010 – *** Andy Schleck (LUX) Saxo Bank
2009 – Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana
2008 – Carlos Sastre (ESP) CSC
2007 – Alberto Contador (ESP) Discovery
2006 – ** Oscar Pereiro (ESP) Caisse d’Epargne
2005 – *
2004 – *
2003 – *
2002 – *
2001 – *
2000 – *
1999 – *
1998 – Marco Pantani (ITA) Mercatone Uno
1997 – Jan Ulrich (GER) Telekom
1996 – Bjarne Riise (DEN) Telekom
1995 – Miguel Indurain (ESP) Banesto
1994 – Miguel Indurain (ESP) Banesto
1993 – Miguel Indurain (ESP) Banesto
1992 – Miguel Indurain (ESP) Banesto
1991 – Miguel Indurain (ESP) Banesto

Notes: * Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven consecutive victories
from 1999 to 2005 for systematic doping and the title left vacant.
** The 2006 Tour was originally won by American Floyd Landis but he was
later stripped of victory for doping.
*** Alberto Contador originally won the 2010 Tour but was stripped of
victory for doping.

Factfile on 2015 Tour de France winner Chris
Froome:

Full name: Christopher Froome
Date of birth: May 20, 1985
Place of birth: Nairobi, Kenya
Height: 1m 86cm (6ft 1in)
Weight 67kg (10st 7lb)
Nickname: Froomey, Froome-dog

Teams:
Konica Minolta (2007), Barloworld (2008-09), Team Sky (2010-present)

Major performances:
Grand Tours – Tour de France (2013 and 2015, 2nd in 2012), Vuelta a Espana
(2nd in 2011 and 2014)
Stage races – Tour of Oman (2013, 2014), Criterium International (2013),
Tour de Romandie (2013, 2014, 3rd in 2015), Criterium du Dauphine (2013 and
2015), Vuelta a Andalucia (2015), Tirreno-Adriatico (2nd in 2013)
Day races – British Time-trial Championships (2nd in 2010), Olympic Games
Time-trial (3rd in 2012), World Championships Team Time-trial (3rd in 2013)

Awards:
Velo d’Or (2013), Velo Magazine International Cyclist of the Year (2013)

Result of the 21st and final stage of the Tour de France, a 109.5km ride from Sèvres to Paris, on Sunday:

1. Andre Greipel (GER/LOT) 2hr 49min 41sec
2. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) same time
3. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) s.t.
4. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/MTN)
5. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ)
6. Mark Cavendish (GBR/ETI)
7. Peter Sagan (SVK/TIN)
8. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA)
9. Michael Matthews (AUS/ORI)
10. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/CAN)
11. Matteo Trentin (ITA/ETI)
12. Christophe Laporte (FRA/COF)
13. Geoffrey Soupe (FRA/COF)
14. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/LNL)
15. Jarlinson Pantano (COL/IAM)
16. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA/MTN)
17. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE)
18. Jan Bárta (CZE/BOA)
19. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM)
20. Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA/KAT)
21. Paul Voss (GER/BOA)
22. Gregory Rast (SUI/TRE)
23. Matthias Brandle (AUT/IAM)
24. Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA/ALM)
25. Marcel Wyss (SUI/IAM)
26. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN)
27. Reto Hollenstein (SUI/IAM)
28. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM)
29. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST)
30. Filippo Pozzato (ITA/LAM)
31. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST)
32. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE)
33. Damiano Caruso (ITA/BMC)
34. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM)
35. Michal Golas (POL/ETI)
36. Robert Gesink (NED/LNL)
37. Pierre-Luc Perichon (FRA/BSE)
38. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/LNL)
39. Simon Yates (GBR/ORI)
40. Paul Martens (GER/LNL)
41. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE)
42. Julien Simon (FRA/COF)
43. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN)
44. Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA/MTN)
45. Michael Schär (SUI/BMC)
46. Jos van Emden (NED/LNL)
47. Julien Vermote (BEL/ETI)
48. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM)
49. Alexandre Geniez (FRA/FDJ)
50. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE)
51. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF)
52. Tylan van Baarle (NED/CAN)
53. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV)
54. Pierrick Fedrigo (FRA/BSE)
55. Jens Debusschere (BEL/LOT)
56. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST)
57. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC)
58. Zdenek Stybar (CZE/ETI)
59. Mathias Frank (SUI/IAM)
60. Roman Kreuziger (CZE/TIN)
61. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM)
62. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM)
63. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA)
64. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA)
65. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC)
66. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ)
67. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE)
68. Marco Haller (AUT/KAT)
69. Jan Bakelants (BEL/ALM)
70. Benoît Vaugrenard (FRA/FDJ)
71. Warren Barguil (FRA/GIA)
72. Sebastien Chavanel (FRA/FDJ)
73. Wilco Kelderman (NED/LNL)
74. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LOT)
75. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA)
76. Merhawi Kudus (ERI/MTN)
77. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF)
78. Florian Sénéchal (FRA/COF)
79. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC)
80. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC)
81. Angelo Tulik (FRA/EUC)
82. Bryan Naulleau (FRA/EUC)
83. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC)
84. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ)
85. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST)
86. José Mendes (POR/BOA)
87. Andrew Talansky (USA/CAN)
88. Daniel Martin (IRL/CAN)
89. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT)
90. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/BOA)
91. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN)
92. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN)
93. Alberto Losada (ESP/KAT)
94. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV)
95. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM)
96. Bram Tankink (NED/LNL)
97. Rafael Valls (ESP/LAM)
98. Giampaolo Caruso (ITA/KAT)
99. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM)
100. Rubén Plaza (ESP/LAM)
101. Frédéric Brun (FRA/BSE)
102. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF)
103. Tiago Machado (POR/KAT)
104. Danilo Wyss (SWI/BMC)
105. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE)
106. Bob Jungels (LUX/TRE)
107. Tyler Farrar (USA/MTN)
108. Samuel Sanchez (ESP/BMC)
109. Stephen Cummings (GBR/MTN)
110. Manuel Quinziato (ITA/BMC)
111. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST)
112. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LOT)
113. Daniel Teklehaymanot (ERI/MTN)
114. Stef Clement (NED/IAM)
115. Serge Pauwels (BEL/MTN)
116. Rigoberto Uran (COL/ETI)
117. Romain Sicard (FRA/EUC)
118. Georg Preidler (AUT/GIA)
119. Adam Hansen (AUS/LOT)
120. Tim Wellens (BEL/LOT)
121. Tom Leezer (NED/LNL)
122. Adam Yates (GBR/ORI)
123. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE)
124. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ)
125. Damien Gaudin (FRA/ALM)
126. Emanuel Buchmann (GER/BOA)
127. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI)
128. Ryder Hesjedal (CAN/CAN)
129. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST)
130. Julian Arredondo (COL/TRE)
131. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM)
132. Leopold König (CZE/SKY)
133. Luke Rowe (GBR/SKY)
134. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY)
135. Wout Poels (NED/SKY)
136. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY)
137. Ian Stannard (GBR/SKY)
138. Nicolas Roche (IRL/SKY)
139. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY)
140. Laurens ten Dam (NED/LNL)
141. Winner Anacona (COL/MOV)
142. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV)
143. Adriano Malori (ITA/MOV)
144. José Herrada (ESP/MOV)
145. Simon Geschke (GER/GIA)
146. Stijn Devolder (BEL/TRE)
147. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) all same time
148. Pieter Weening (NED/ORI) 0:21.
149. Kenneth Vanbilsen (BEL/COF) s.t.
150. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) s.t.
151. Rohan Dennis (AUS/BMC) s.t.
152. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) s.t.
153. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) s.t.
154. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) s.t.
155. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) s.t.
156. Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP/MOV) s.t.
157. Thomas De Gendt (BEL/LOT) s.t.
158. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LOT) s.t..
159. Gorka Izagirre (ESP/MOV) s.t.
160. Matteo Bono (ITA/LAM) s.t.

Overall standings after the 21st and
final stage of the Tour de France, a 109.5km ride from Sevres to Paris, on
Sunday:

1. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) 84hr 46min 14sec
2. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) at 1:12
3. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 5:25
4. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 8:36
5. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) 9:48
6. Robert Gesink (NED/LNL) 10:47
7. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) 15:14
8. Mathias Frank (SUI/IAM) 15:39
9. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 16:00
10. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 17:30
11. Andrew Talansky (USA/CAN) 22:06
12. Samuel Sanchez (ESP/BMC) 22:50
13. Serge Pauwels (BEL/MTN) 31:03
14. Warren Barguil (FRA/GIA) 31:15
15. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 31:39
16. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 38:52
17. Roman Kreuziger (CZE/TIN) 1:02:51
18. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 1:05:00
19. Jarlinson Pantano (COL/IAM) 1:09:08
20. Jan Bakelants (BEL/ALM) 1:16:36
21. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/LNL) 1:21:27
22. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 1:24:58
23. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 1:25:23
24. Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP/MOV) 1:26:05
25. Jan Bárta (CZE/BOA) 1:26:56
26. Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA/ALM) 1:28:29
27. Bob Jungels (LUX/TRE) 1:33:21
28. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 1:35:06
29. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 1:36:07
30. Rubén Plaza (ESP/LAM) 1:38:22
31. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LOT) 1:40:44
32. Gorka Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 1:41:34
33. Romain Sicard (FRA/EUC) 1:51:32
34. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 1:51:51
35. Nicolas Roche (IRL/SKY) 1:54:08
36. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 1:56:13
37. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LOT) 1:56:57
38. Simon Geschke (GER/GIA) 1:58:14
39. Daniel Martin (IRL/CAN) 2:03:37
40. Ryder Hesjedal (CAN/CAN) 2:04:37
41. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 2:05:03
42. Rigoberto Uran (COL/ETI) 2:08:20
43. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 2:10:12
44. Wout Poels (NED/SKY) 2:12:44
45. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 2:14:08
46. Peter Sagan (SVK/TIN) 2:14:55
47. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 2:15:32
48. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 2:16:05
49. Daniel Teklehaymanot (ERI/MTN) 2:16:15
50. Adam Yates (GBR/ORI) 2:16:36
51. Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA/MTN) 2:18:16
52. Pierrick Fedrigo (FRA/BSE) 2:22:54
53. Damiano Caruso (ITA/BMC) 2:26:32
54. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 2:29:28
55. Bram Tankink (NED/LNL) 2:30:12
56. Michael Schär (SWI/BMC) 2:31:13
57. Winner Anacona (COL/MOV) 2:31:14
58. Alberto Losada (ESP/KAT) 2:32:30
59. Stef Clement (NED/IAM) 2:33:42
60. Marcel Wyss (SUI/IAM) 2:34:38
61. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 2:35:10
62. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 2:36:50
63. Danilo Wyss (SUI/BMC) 2:37:17
64. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 2:38:06
65. José Herrada (ESP/MOV) 2:40:06
66. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 2:43:34
67. Thomas De Gendt (BEL/LOT) 2:48:02
68. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 2:48:19
69. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 2:51:44
70. Leopold König (CZE/SKY) 2:53:09.
71. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 2:53:22
72. Tiago Machado (POR/KAT) 2:54:31
73. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 2:57:05
74. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 2:57:19
75. Reto Hollenstein (SUI/IAM) 2:58:30
76. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 3:02:14
77. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 3:03:09
78. Rafael Valls (ESP/LAM) 3:03:11
79. Wilco Kelderman (NED/LNL) 3:04:07
80. Paul Martens (GER/LNL) 3:04:52
81. Pierre-Luc Perichon (FRA/BSE) 3:05:48
82. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/MTN) 3:08:02
83. Emanuel Buchmann (GER/BOA) 3:08:47
84. Merhawi Kudus (ERI/MTN) 3:10:36
85. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 3:11:28
86. Stephen Cummings (GBR/MTN) 3h12:23
87. Georg Preidler (AUT/GIA) 3:14:14
88. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 3:15:01
89. Simon Yates (GBR/ORI) 3:16:04
90. Giampaolo Caruso (ITA/KAT) 3:17:03
91. Angelo Tulik (FRA/EUC) 3:18:24
92. Laurens ten Dam (NED/LNL) 3:18:43
93. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 3:19:44
94. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 3:19:53
95. Michal Golas (POL/ETI) 3:21:17
96. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA/MTN) 3:21:30
97. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 3:22:14
98. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 3:23:11
99. Paul Voss (GER/BOA) 3:24:53
100. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM) 3:26:47
101. Rohan Dennis (AUS/BMC) 3:27:34
102. Gregory Rast (SUI/TRE) 3:29:00
103. Zdenek Stybar (CZE/ETI) 3:30:13
104. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/LNL) 3:31:15
105. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 3:32:12
106. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 3:35:40
107. Adriano Malori (ITA/MOV) 3:37:28
108. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/BOA) 3:38:06
109. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 3:39:43
110. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 3:42:36
111. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 3:42:42
112. Alexandre Geniez (FRA/FDJ) 3:42:57
113. Benoît Vaugrenard (FRA/FDJ) 3:43:08
114. Adam Hansen (AUS/LOT) 3:45:18
115. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 3:47:14
116. Julien Vermote (BEL/ETI) 3:50:32
117. Matteo Trentin (ITA/ETI) 3:50:59.
118. Matteo Bono (ITA/LAM) 3:52:17
119. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 3:53:13
120. Manuel Quinziato (ITA/BMC) 3:53:21
121. Jos van Emden (NED/LNL) 3:54:19
122. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 3:54:25
123. Geoffrey Soupe (FRA/COF) 3:55:35
124. Julian Arredondo (COL/TRE) 3:56:49
125. Filippo Pozzato (ITA/LAM) 3:58:20
126. Marco Haller (AUT/KAT) 3:59:04
127. Christophe Laporte (FRA/COF) 3:59:10
128. Ian Stannard (GBR/SKY) 3:59:37
129. Tim Wellens (BEL/LOT) 3:59:39
130. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 4:01:06
131. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 4:01:12
132. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 4:01:15
133. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 4:02:06
134. André Greipel (GER/LOT) 4:03:28
135. Florian Sénéchal (FRA/COF) 4:04:06
136. Luke Rowe (GBR/SKY) 4:04:45
137. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 4:04:56
138. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 4:05:28
139. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 4:05:30
140. José Mendes (POR/BOA) 4:07:47
141. Frédéric Brun (FRA/BSE) 4:10:32
142. Mark Cavendish (GBR/ETI) 4:12:05
143. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/CAN) 4:14:40
144. Pieter Weening (NED/ORI) 4:15:20
145. Jens Debusschere (BEL/LOT) 4:16:06
146. Damien Gaudin (FRA/ALM) 4:16:13
147. Tylan van Baarle (NED/CAN) 4:18:40
148. Stijn Devolder (BEL/TRE) 4:21:31
149. Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA/KAT) 4:22:20
150. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LOT) 4:24:52
151. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 4:25:03
152. Michael Matthews (AUS/ORI) 4:26:33
153. Tom Leezer (NED/LNL) 4:26:47
154. Tyler Farrar (USA/MTN) 4:32:32
155. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 4:33:21
156. Matthias Brandle (AUT/IAM) 4:37:36
157. Bryan Naulleau (FRA/EUC) 4:40:12
158. Kenneth Vanbilsen (BEL/COF) 4:41:27
159. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 4:48:08
160. Sebastien Chavanel (FRA/FDJ) 4:56:59

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