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Chris Froome running up Mont Ventoux after the moto incident

Chris Froome running up Mont Ventoux after the moto incident (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Nairo Quintana (Movistar) on the podium in third place

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) on the podium in third place (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Fabian Cancellara was honoured by ASO during his last Tour de France appearance

Fabian Cancellara was honoured by ASO during his last Tour de France appearance (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Richie Porte was aggressive on the climb to Finhaut-Emosson but couldn't drop Chris Froome

Richie Porte was aggressive on the climb to Finhaut-Emosson but couldn't drop Chris Froome (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Peter Sagan wasn't feeling great on the road to Finhaut-Emosson and paid a visit to the fans campervan

Peter Sagan wasn't feeling great on the road to Finhaut-Emosson and paid a visit to the fans campervan (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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It was a beautiful journey into Switzerland for the Tour

It was a beautiful journey into Switzerland for the Tour (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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There is no doubting the popularity of Peter Sagan

There is no doubting the popularity of Peter Sagan (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Peter Sagan just got the better of Alexander Kristoff on the line in Berne

Peter Sagan just got the better of Alexander Kristoff on the line in Berne (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tony Martin and Julian Alaphilippe were both awarded the combativity award on the stage into Bern

Tony Martin and Julian Alaphilippe were both awarded the combativity award on the stage into Bern (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The fans packed the roadside for the climbs across the Tour

The fans packed the roadside for the climbs across the Tour (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The Grand Colombier was a fan favourite spot in 2016

The Grand Colombier was a fan favourite spot in 2016 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Jarlinson Pantano enjoyed a stage win for IAM Cycling and Colombia in Culoz

Jarlinson Pantano enjoyed a stage win for IAM Cycling and Colombia in Culoz (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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It wouldn't be a Tour de France without sunflowers

It wouldn't be a Tour de France without sunflowers (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Mark Cavendish wins his fourth stage of the 2016 Tour de France

Mark Cavendish wins his fourth stage of the 2016 Tour de France (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The peloton pays its respects to the victims of the Nice attack with a minute of silence on the start line

The peloton pays its respects to the victims of the Nice attack with a minute of silence on the start line (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The classification leaders observe a minute of silence after the Ardeche TT

The classification leaders observe a minute of silence after the Ardeche TT (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome running up Mont Ventoux will surely become one of the most iconic moments of the sport

Chris Froome running up Mont Ventoux will surely become one of the most iconic moments of the sport (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome realises his bike is broken after the accident with TV motorbike on Mont Ventoux

Chris Froome realises his bike is broken after the accident with TV motorbike on Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Team Sky's mechanic Gary Blem gets Chris Froome a new bike after the Mont Ventoux incident

Team Sky's mechanic Gary Blem gets Chris Froome a new bike after the Mont Ventoux incident (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The finish above the Lac d'Émosson reservoir was one of the more scenic of the 2016 Tour

The finish above the Lac d'Émosson reservoir was one of the more scenic of the 2016 Tour (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome punches the air after his TT win to all but secure a third Tour win on stage 18

Chris Froome punches the air after his TT win to all but secure a third Tour win on stage 18 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Jan Jansen, Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault were honoured during the Tour

Jan Jansen, Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault were honoured during the Tour (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Team Sky enjoy the moment and cross the line together

Team Sky enjoy the moment and cross the line together (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The entire Team Sky ensemble on the Paris podium

The entire Team Sky ensemble on the Paris podium (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The four classification winners on the Paris podium: Peter Sagan, Chris Froome, Adam Yates and Rafal Majka

The four classification winners on the Paris podium: Peter Sagan, Chris Froome, Adam Yates and Rafal Majka (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome with son Kellan and wife Michele after crossing the line and sealing his third Tour win

Chris Froome with son Kellan and wife Michele after crossing the line and sealing his third Tour win (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The arrival on the Champs-Élysées is always a special occasion for the the riders and fans

The arrival on the Champs-Élysées is always a special occasion for the the riders and fans (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Peter Sagan was the most combative rider for the 2016 Tour de France

Peter Sagan was the most combative rider for the 2016 Tour de France (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Andre Greipel had to wait to the very end but the German claimed his stage win on the Champs-Élysées

Andre Greipel had to wait to the very end but the German claimed his stage win on the Champs-Élysées (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Breaking with tradition, Chris Froome and Team Sky opted for celebratory beer

Breaking with tradition, Chris Froome and Team Sky opted for celebratory beer (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Four Tour wins and two World TT wins for Team Sky now

Four Tour wins and two World TT wins for Team Sky now (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The peloton on the Col de la Colombière during the penultimate stage of the 2016 Tour

The peloton on the Col de la Colombière during the penultimate stage of the 2016 Tour (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The GC group riding through the rain on the Col de Joux Plane during stage 20

The GC group riding through the rain on the Col de Joux Plane during stage 20 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Orica-BikeExchange's Adam Yates was a revelation of the Tour, winning the best young rider jersey and finishing fourth overall

Orica-BikeExchange's Adam Yates was a revelation of the Tour, winning the best young rider jersey and finishing fourth overall (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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A bloody Chris Froome approaches the finish line on stage 19 after his crash

A bloody Chris Froome approaches the finish line on stage 19 after his crash (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Daniel Teklehaimanot (Data Dimension) rides away from the crash unscathed with Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) nurses his broken wrist

Daniel Teklehaimanot (Data Dimension) rides away from the crash unscathed with Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) nurses his broken wrist (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Romain Bardet made up for lack of quantity with a quality win for the French on stage 19

Romain Bardet made up for lack of quantity with a quality win for the French on stage 19 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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A Borat impersonator runs alongside Romain Bardet on the climb to Saint-Gervais

A Borat impersonator runs alongside Romain Bardet on the climb to Saint-Gervais (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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For the riders who like to keep their hair neat and trim, there is a barber in the Tour village

For the riders who like to keep their hair neat and trim, there is a barber in the Tour village (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome drags his broken bike up Mont Ventoux

Chris Froome drags his broken bike up Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Yes! Mark Cavendish celebrating yet another stage win. This time in Montauban

Yes! Mark Cavendish celebrating yet another stage win. This time in Montauban (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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BMC were a happy team after Greg Van Avermaet won stage 5 and moved into the yellow jersey

BMC were a happy team after Greg Van Avermaet won stage 5 and moved into the yellow jersey (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alberto Contador is left behind on the climb to Le Lioran

Alberto Contador is left behind on the climb to Le Lioran (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Greg Van Avermaet with his LCL lion and yellow jersey

Greg Van Avermaet with his LCL lion and yellow jersey (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Marcel Kittel Sabers a champagne bottle after his stage win

Marcel Kittel Sabers a champagne bottle after his stage win (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Bryan Coquard was swapmed by the French press after his lost by a mere 2.8cm

Bryan Coquard was swapmed by the French press after his lost by a mere 2.8cm (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Marcel Kittel receives the news he's won the stage into Limoges

Marcel Kittel receives the news he's won the stage into Limoges (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Neither Marcel Kittel or Bryan Coquard knew immediately who won the stage into Limoges

Neither Marcel Kittel or Bryan Coquard knew immediately who won the stage into Limoges (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish were the standout stage winners of the 2016 Tour

Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish were the standout stage winners of the 2016 Tour (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Checks for hidden motors were a common site at the 2016 Tour

Checks for hidden motors were a common site at the 2016 Tour (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The classification leaders on the start line for stage 3 in Granville

The classification leaders on the start line for stage 3 in Granville (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Andre Greipel celebrates but it was Mark Cavendish would be awarded the win in a photo finish

Andre Greipel celebrates but it was Mark Cavendish would be awarded the win in a photo finish (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Peter Sagan in his first yellow jersey

Peter Sagan in his first yellow jersey (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alberto Contador crashed again on stage 2 in what was a terrible start to the race for the Tinkoff rider

Alberto Contador crashed again on stage 2 in what was a terrible start to the race for the Tinkoff rider (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The riders pay their tributes at Utah Beach

The riders pay their tributes at Utah Beach (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alberto Contador is helped back into the peloton by his Tinkoff teammates after his stage one crash

Alberto Contador is helped back into the peloton by his Tinkoff teammates after his stage one crash (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Mark Cavendish celebrates the first yellow jersey of his career and first for Dimension Data

Mark Cavendish celebrates the first yellow jersey of his career and first for Dimension Data (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Each day the best team from the previous stage was presented on stage and given soft cow toys as a prize

Each day the best team from the previous stage was presented on stage and given soft cow toys as a prize (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The riders on the Col d'Aspin during stage 7, won by Steve Cummings

The riders on the Col d'Aspin during stage 7, won by Steve Cummings (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The riders are held up after the inflatable flamme rouge banner collapsed

The riders are held up after the inflatable flamme rouge banner collapsed (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Bauke Mollema was the quickest to react after he, Richie Porte and Chris Froome were involved in the moto accident

Bauke Mollema was the quickest to react after he, Richie Porte and Chris Froome were involved in the moto accident (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Stacks on for Bauke Mollema, Richie Porte and Chris Froome

Stacks on for Bauke Mollema, Richie Porte and Chris Froome (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Peter Sagan enjoyed every single visit he made to the podium in 2016

Peter Sagan enjoyed every single visit he made to the podium in 2016 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Peter Sagan takes a thrilling win ahead of Chris Froome for a green jersey, yellow jersey one-two

Peter Sagan takes a thrilling win ahead of Chris Froome for a green jersey, yellow jersey one-two (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Peter Sagan, Maciej Bodnar, Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome during their late attack on stage 11

Peter Sagan, Maciej Bodnar, Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome during their late attack on stage 11 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Team Sky were seen warming up on trainers pre-stage on several occasions

Team Sky were seen warming up on trainers pre-stage on several occasions (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The Port d'Envalira saw riders hit speeds in excess of 130km/h

The Port d'Envalira saw riders hit speeds in excess of 130km/h (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Thumbs up for Michael Matthew after he won stage ten to complete the grand tour set

Thumbs up for Michael Matthew after he won stage ten to complete the grand tour set (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The Port d'Envalira descent went from clear to foggy in a minute

The Port d'Envalira descent went from clear to foggy in a minute (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) riding to the win in Andorra through the rain and hail

Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) riding to the win in Andorra through the rain and hail (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The GC group is led by Richie Porte on the road to Andorra

The GC group is led by Richie Porte on the road to Andorra (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The Col du Tourmalet featured on stage 8 of the Tour

The Col du Tourmalet featured on stage 8 of the Tour (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome pumps the air after his daring attacks landed him the stage and yellow jersey

Chris Froome pumps the air after his daring attacks landed him the stage and yellow jersey (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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And he's gone...Chris Froome makes his stage winning attack on the Col de Peyresourde

And he's gone...Chris Froome makes his stage winning attack on the Col de Peyresourde (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome enjoys his first yellow jersey of the 2016 Tour

Chris Froome enjoys his first yellow jersey of the 2016 Tour (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Pierre Rolland was all banged up after his crash on stage 8

Pierre Rolland was all banged up after his crash on stage 8 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Adam Yates looking stunned after the inflatable flamme rouge banner collapsed on his front wheel

Adam Yates looking stunned after the inflatable flamme rouge banner collapsed on his front wheel (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The 2016 Tour de France started at Mont Saint-Michel

The 2016 Tour de France started at Mont Saint-Michel (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) gets in the car after abandoning the Tour de France

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) gets in the car after abandoning the Tour de France

The Tour de France is over for another year with the 2016 edition of the race providing plenty of memorable moments and images from the Mont Sant-Michael Grand Depart to the arrival on the Champs-Élysées 22 days later. Chris Froome might not have been challenged by his rivals as many suspected he would have pre-race, it wasn't straightforward for the now three-time winner with his run up Mont Ventoux sure to stick in the mind for decades to come.

The flamme rouge dropping on Adam Yates' front wheel was another moment of madness in the race and a non-racing incident deciding the outcome of a stage. However, there was plenty of racing action to celebrate from Mark Cavendish's return to form with four stage wins, Peter Sagan doing what he wants and winning three stages and a fifth green jersey for example.

We've put together a selection of the best photos of the Tour de France for you to enjoy now that's it wrapped up. It's 340 days until the Tour kicks off again with the Düsseldorf Grand Depart on July 1, 2017 so before then, click or swipe through the gallery above for a reminder of the great and good from the 103rd La Grand Boucle.

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