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The Patrouille de France were also on show when the peloton passed over Sisteron

The Patrouille de France were also on show when the peloton passed over Sisteron
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Chris Froome with son Kellan following the Paris podium celebration

Chris Froome with son Kellan following the Paris podium celebration
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Didi the Devil cheering on Nairo Quintana on the road to Serre-Chevalier

Didi the Devil cheering on Nairo Quintana on the road to Serre-Chevalier
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The peloton on the Col du Galibier

The peloton on the Col du Galibier
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Romain Bardet and French president Emanuel Macron embrace after the Serre-Chevalier finish

Romain Bardet and French president Emanuel Macron embrace after the Serre-Chevalier finish
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Rigoberto Uran leads Chris Froome and Romain Bardet over the line into Serre-Chevalier

Rigoberto Uran leads Chris Froome and Romain Bardet over the line into Serre-Chevalier
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A Kenyan contingent makes some noise in Romans-sur-Isère

A Kenyan contingent makes some noise in Romans-sur-Isère
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Michael Matthews throws his bike over the line in Romans-sur-Isère to take his second win of the Tour

Michael Matthews throws his bike over the line in Romans-sur-Isère to take his second win of the Tour
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The caravan and sun flowers. Two iconic features of the Tour de France

The caravan and sun flowers. Two iconic features of the Tour de France
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Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb) dances on the pedals as the crowds anticipate Romain Bardet

Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb) dances on the pedals as the crowds anticipate Romain Bardet
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The peloton on the rolling roads through the Massif Central during stage 15

The peloton on the rolling roads through the Massif Central during stage 15
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Thumbs up for the crowds from Michael Gogl (Trek-Segafredo)

Thumbs up for the crowds from Michael Gogl (Trek-Segafredo)
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The Vittel water trucks were crucial in keeping the temperature down for the crowds during another hot July

The Vittel water trucks were crucial in keeping the temperature down for the crowds during another hot July
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The yellow jersey group descends during stage 17 of the Tour

The yellow jersey group descends during stage 17 of the Tour
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Primoz Roglic riding solo on the Col de Galibier before going on to win stage 17 in Serre-Chevalier

Primoz Roglic riding solo on the Col de Galibier before going on to win stage 17 in Serre-Chevalier
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The caravan waves goodbye to the Tour de France for another year

The caravan waves goodbye to the Tour de France for another year
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The Patrouille de France fly over the Arc de Triomphe during the final stage

The Patrouille de France fly over the Arc de Triomphe during the final stage
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On every stage of the Tour, the French fans cheered on AG2R and Romain Bardet

On every stage of the Tour, the French fans cheered on AG2R and Romain Bardet
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Romain Bardet in recovery mode after the Marseille time trial, slipping from second to third overall

Romain Bardet in recovery mode after the Marseille time trial, slipping from second to third overall
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Team Sky lead the peloton over the line into Salon de Provence after the longest stage of the 2017 Tour

Team Sky lead the peloton over the line into Salon de Provence after the longest stage of the 2017 Tour
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The Tour went through Sisteron during the Tour

The Tour went through Sisteron during the Tour
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The grupetto inside the final kilometre of the Col d'Izoard during stage 18

The grupetto inside the final kilometre of the Col d'Izoard during stage 18
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Michał Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) bathed in light on the Col d'Izoard

Michał Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) bathed in light on the Col d'Izoard
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Warren Barguil was overcome by emotion when he won atop the Col d'Izoard on stage 18

Warren Barguil was overcome by emotion when he won atop the Col d'Izoard on stage 18
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Romain Bardet got the better of Chris Froome and Rigoberto Uran in the battle of the podium riders the the Col d'Izoard

Romain Bardet got the better of Chris Froome and Rigoberto Uran in the battle of the podium riders the the Col d'Izoard
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Michael Matthews takes in a quick sip of water before the TV interview as stage winner

Michael Matthews takes in a quick sip of water before the TV interview as stage winner
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Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) spent over 1000km in breakaways during the Tour de France

Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) spent over 1000km in breakaways during the Tour de France
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The Colombian fans were their usual boisterous selves

The Colombian fans were their usual boisterous selves
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The rolling vineyards of stage 9

The rolling vineyards of stage 9
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That's one way to take in the Tour de France

That's one way to take in the Tour de France
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A collective of Norwegian fans cheer on from the roadside

A collective of Norwegian fans cheer on from the roadside
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Fabio Aru 400 meters from his first Tour de France stage win at La Planche des Belles Filles

Fabio Aru 400 meters from his first Tour de France stage win at La Planche des Belles Filles
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Peter Sagan smiles and waves before stage 4. He would end the stage with a DSQ against him name and out of the race

Peter Sagan smiles and waves before stage 4. He would end the stage with a DSQ against him name and out of the race
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Arnaud Démare sprints to the stage win in Vittel oblivious to the Cavendish and Sagan crash behind

Arnaud Démare sprints to the stage win in Vittel oblivious to the Cavendish and Sagan crash behind
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A fan applies the finishing touches to his chalk work

A fan applies the finishing touches to his chalk work
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The peloton hitting high speeds on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium

The peloton hitting high speeds on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium
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Tiago Machado was a regular feature at the head of the peloton in the opening sprint stages

Tiago Machado was a regular feature at the head of the peloton in the opening sprint stages
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Taylor Phinney signing polka dots jerseys after his stage 2 breakaway

Taylor Phinney signing polka dots jerseys after his stage 2 breakaway
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Chris Froome laying the foundations of his fourth Tour win in the Düsseldorf time trial

Chris Froome laying the foundations of his fourth Tour win in the Düsseldorf time trial
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The raw emotion of Warren Barguil after his narrow photo finish loss on stage 9 to Rigoberto Uran

The raw emotion of Warren Barguil after his narrow photo finish loss on stage 9 to Rigoberto Uran
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Pierre Latour buries himself for teammate Romain Bardet during stage 9

Pierre Latour buries himself for teammate Romain Bardet during stage 9
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Mikel Landa and Alberto Contador lit up the Bastille Day stage into Foix

Mikel Landa and Alberto Contador lit up the Bastille Day stage into Foix
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Romain Bardet grits his teeth and pushes it to the line in Peryagudes for his third career Tour stage win

Romain Bardet grits his teeth and pushes it to the line in Peryagudes for his third career Tour stage win
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The Peryagudes stage finish was a highlight of the 2017 Tour

The Peryagudes stage finish was a highlight of the 2017 Tour
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Even the Tour de France has to wait for the train to pass

Even the Tour de France has to wait for the train to pass
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Chris Froome gives a thumbs up to his totem in the Pau 'Tour des Geants' on the morning of stage 12

Chris Froome gives a thumbs up to his totem in the Pau 'Tour des Geants' on the morning of stage 12
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The steep finale at Peryagudes saw the GC open up and Chris Froome lose the yellow jersey

The steep finale at Peryagudes saw the GC open up and Chris Froome lose the yellow jersey
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Five wins for Marcel Kittel or perhaps the Qhubeka five-finger salute?

Five wins for Marcel Kittel or perhaps the Qhubeka five-finger salute?
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Marcel Kittel proved himself as the premier sprinter in July for the third time in his career

Marcel Kittel proved himself as the premier sprinter in July for the third time in his career
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The Tour peloton passes through the Domme walls during stage 10

The Tour peloton passes through the Domme walls during stage 10
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Not your usual Tour de France roadside fan

Not your usual Tour de France roadside fan
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Rafal Majka pushes through the pain during stage 9

Rafal Majka pushes through the pain during stage 9
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Düsseldorf is the home of Kraftwerk. The German band is known for its 'Tour de France' record of 1983

Düsseldorf is the home of Kraftwerk. The German band is known for its 'Tour de France' record of 1983
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For the fourth time in five years, Chris Froome and Team Sky rolled into Paris as the winners of the Tour de France. While the 2017 Tour may lack the defining image of Froome running up Mount Ventoux of last July, there were numerous moments and images that will stick in the mind.

The first German Grand Départ since 1987, saw the crowds pack the Düsseldorf course despite the inclement weather. The German theme continued in the first week with Marcel Kittel claiming the first of his five stages.

In the battle for the yellow jersey, Sky's Geraint Thomas enjoyed his first days as the race leader before Froome took over on stage 5 to resume normal service. The Briton lost his yellow jersey to Fabio Aru after the steep finish at Peryagudes in one of the most scenic finishes of the 2017 Tour. Froome would hold the yellow through to Paris as the race passed through the Pyrenees, across the Massif Central, back to the Alps and then Marseille before the long transfer to Paris.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a look back at the 2017 Tour de France.