Chris Froome wins Tour de France 2015

André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) secured his fourth stage win of this year’s Tour de France with a comprehensive sprint win in Paris on Sunday. The German edged out Bryan Coquard (Europcar) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) on the Champs-Élysées in a thrilling finale to this year’s race.

Kristoff led with 200 metres to go having been delivered through the final corner by his team. However, the Norwegian ran out of gas with Greipel timing his sprint perfectly from a fast-finishing Coquard. Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep), who has won on the Champs-Élysées several times, could not find his way through the crowd.

Further back in the peloton, Chris Froome crossed the line arm in arm with his Team Sky teammates and celebrated his second Tour de France title in three years.

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) finished seventh on the stage, one place behind Cavendish, but safely came over the line to claim his fourth Green Jersey in a row. There was further celebrations for Froome, who picked up the King of the Mountains jersey, becoming the first man since Eddy Merckx to claim both yellow and polka-dot in a single Tour.

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) rode into Paris to secure his second place and his second white jersey in three seasons. There was still time for French celebrations with Romain Bardet (Ag2r-La Mondiale) winning the combativity prize, while Movistar ran away with the teams’ prize courtesy of their second place with Quintana and third with Alejandro Valverde.

The stage, though, belonged to Greipel who has established himself as the prominent sprinter thanks to his four stage wins this year. The German has not just been the fastest but also the smartest, most complete sprinter in the race, displaying a number of qualities throughout the last three weeks. Today marked his first stage win in Paris and it was a significant victory for a rider who has spent the last few seasons in the shadows of Cavendish and Marcel Kittel (Giant-Alpecin).

The German had to fight for his win, though, with Cavendish looking for a much needed win, and a gaggle of other sprinters still waiting to open their accounts in this year's race. Coquard exemplified this, the young Frenchman unable to match the best in this race but desperately hoping to win for his team, that are struggling to find a sponsor for next year.

Kristoff, who had a phenomenal spring campaign, has not been able to find his winning touch and he again hit the front too soon today, allowing for Greipel to ghost around his rivals on the outside before opening up for the line. However, this win also belonged to Lotto Soudal, that set the pace when the race entered Paris under grey, wet skies.

It was veteran rider Sylvain Chavanel - possibly riding his final Tour – who opened up the attacks as the peloton reached the Champs-Élysées. The race was neutralized at that point, due to the conditions, with Froome safe in the knowledge that the Tour was secure.

When Chavanel was caught with 42km remaining a three-man group moved clear but it was Lotto Soudal that held them at 30 seconds, and even when the front of the peloton was engulfed with lead-out trains Lotto Soudal kept their composure. All Greipel had to do was finish the job.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal2:49:41
2Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 1 - Cell 2
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team KatushaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN - QhubekaRow 3 - Cell 2
5Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.frRow 4 - Cell 2
6Mark Cavendish (GBr) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 5 - Cell 2
7Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 6 - Cell 2
8John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 7 - Cell 2
9Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 8 - Cell 2
10Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 10 - Cell 2
12Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 11 - Cell 2
13Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 12 - Cell 2
14Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 13 - Cell 2
15Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM CyclingRow 14 - Cell 2
16Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - QhubekaRow 15 - Cell 2
17Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 16 - Cell 2
18Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 18Row 17 - Cell 2
19Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 18 - Cell 2
20Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team KatushaRow 19 - Cell 2
21Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 20 - Cell 2
22Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory RacingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM CyclingRow 22 - Cell 2
24Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 23 - Cell 2
25Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 24 - Cell 2
26Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 26 - Cell 2
28Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-MeridaRow 27 - Cell 2
29Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 29 - Cell 2
31Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory RacingRow 31 - Cell 2
33Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 33 - Cell 2
35Michal Golas (Pol) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 34 - Cell 2
36Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 35 - Cell 2
37Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 36 - Cell 2
38Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 37 - Cell 2
39Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdgeRow 38 - Cell 2
40Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 39 - Cell 2
41Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 40 - Cell 2
42Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 41 - Cell 2
43Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 42 - Cell 2
44Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - QhubekaRow 43 - Cell 2
45Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 45 - Cell 2
47Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 46 - Cell 2
48Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 47 - Cell 2
49Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.frRow 48 - Cell 2
50Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek Factory RacingRow 49 - Cell 2
51Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 50 - Cell 2
52Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 53 - Cell 2
55Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 54 - Cell 2
56Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
58Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 57 - Cell 2
59Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 58 - Cell 2
60Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 59 - Cell 2
61Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 60 - Cell 2
62Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 61 - Cell 2
63Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 62 - Cell 2
64Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 63 - Cell 2
65Yohann Gene (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 64 - Cell 2
66Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.frRow 65 - Cell 2
67Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 66 - Cell 2
68Marco Haller (Aut) Team KatushaRow 67 - Cell 2
69Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La MondialeRow 68 - Cell 2
70Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ.frRow 69 - Cell 2
71Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 70 - Cell 2
72Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.frRow 71 - Cell 2
73Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 72 - Cell 2
74Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto SoudalRow 73 - Cell 2
75Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 74 - Cell 2
76Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - QhubekaRow 75 - Cell 2
77Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 76 - Cell 2
78Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 77 - Cell 2
79Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 78 - Cell 2
80Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 79 - Cell 2
81Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 80 - Cell 2
82Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 81 - Cell 2
83Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 82 - Cell 2
84Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.frRow 83 - Cell 2
85Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 84 - Cell 2
86José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 18Row 85 - Cell 2
87Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Daniel Martin (Irl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 87 - Cell 2
89Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team KatushaRow 88 - Cell 2
90Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18Row 89 - Cell 2
91Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 90 - Cell 2
92Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 91 - Cell 2
93Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team KatushaRow 92 - Cell 2
94Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 93 - Cell 2
95Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-MeridaRow 94 - Cell 2
96Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 95 - Cell 2
97Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-MeridaRow 96 - Cell 2
98Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team KatushaRow 97 - Cell 2
99Jose Rodolfo Serpa (Col) Lampre-MeridaRow 98 - Cell 2
100Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-MeridaRow 99 - Cell 2
101Frédéric Brun (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 100 - Cell 2
102Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 101 - Cell 2
103Tiago Machado (Por) Team KatushaRow 102 - Cell 2
104Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory RacingRow 104 - Cell 2
106Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory RacingRow 105 - Cell 2
107Tyler Farrar (USA) MTN - QhubekaRow 106 - Cell 2
108Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Stephen Cummings (GBr) MTN - QhubekaRow 108 - Cell 2
110Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
111Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 110 - Cell 2
112Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto SoudalRow 111 - Cell 2
113Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - QhubekaRow 112 - Cell 2
114Stef Clement (Ned) IAM CyclingRow 113 - Cell 2
115Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN - QhubekaRow 114 - Cell 2
116Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 115 - Cell 2
117Romain Sicard (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 116 - Cell 2
118Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 117 - Cell 2
119Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto SoudalRow 118 - Cell 2
120Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 119 - Cell 2
121Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 120 - Cell 2
122Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdgeRow 121 - Cell 2
123Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 122 - Cell 2
124Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.frRow 123 - Cell 2
125Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 124 - Cell 2
126Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 125 - Cell 2
127Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdgeRow 126 - Cell 2
128Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling TeamRow 127 - Cell 2
129Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
130Julian Arredondo (Col) Trek Factory RacingRow 129 - Cell 2
131Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 130 - Cell 2
132Leopold Konig (Cze) Team SkyRow 131 - Cell 2
133Luke Rowe (GBr) Team SkyRow 132 - Cell 2
134Richie Porte (Aus) Team SkyRow 133 - Cell 2
135Wouter Poels (Ned) Team SkyRow 134 - Cell 2
136Christopher Froome (GBr) Team SkyRow 135 - Cell 2
137Ian Stannard (GBr) Team SkyRow 136 - Cell 2
138Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team SkyRow 137 - Cell 2
139Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team SkyRow 138 - Cell 2
140Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team LottoNL-JumboRow 139 - Cell 2
141Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar TeamRow 140 - Cell 2
142Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 141 - Cell 2
143Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 142 - Cell 2
144José Herrada (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 143 - Cell 2
145Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 144 - Cell 2
146Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory RacingRow 145 - Cell 2
147Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché EnvironnementRow 146 - Cell 2
148Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdgeRow 147 - Cell 2
149Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 148 - Cell 2
150Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 149 - Cell 2
151Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 150 - Cell 2
152Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 151 - Cell 2
153Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 152 - Cell 2
154Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 153 - Cell 2
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Intermediate sprint - Paris Haut des Champs-Elysees, 55.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team20pts
2Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka17Row 1 - Cell 3
3Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge15Row 2 - Cell 3
4Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling13R