Tour de France: Froome seals third overall victory in Paris

Chris Froome cruised to the overall victory in the Tour de France for the third time in his career, enjoying a sunny and uneventful final stage to Paris with his Sky teammates. After dominating from the first mountain stage to Luchon through the final showdown to Morzine, the Briton finished the race with more than four minutes ahead of second placed Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar).

"To my teammates and support team this is your yellow jersey," Froome said from the podium. "I wouldn’t be standing here if it wasn’t for your commitment. A massive thank you to Dave Brailsford and my coach Tim Kerrison. This is one special team and I’m so proud to be part of it. To Michelle my wife and my son Kellen, your love and support make everything possible. Kellan I dedicate this victory to you."

"This Tour has taken place against the backdrop of the terrible events in Nice and we pay our respects once again to those who lost their lives. Of course these events put sport into perspective but they also show why the values of sport are so important to free society. We all love the Tour de France because it’s unpredictable but we love the Tour more for what stays the same – the passion of the fans for every nation, the beauty of the French countryside and the bonds of friendship created through sport. These things will never change."

Greipel finally comes good on stage 21

Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) finally opened his account at the Tour de France, winning the final stage on the Champs Elysees ahead of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha).

The German sprinter came around his main rivals inside the final 100 meters to win his first stage of this year’s race and repeat his win from Paris twelve months earlier.

Greipel and his sprint train struggled throughout this year’s Tour with timing and a number of other factors hampering them during the race, but on the biggest stage of all for the elite sprinters the Belgian team and their sprinter hit the jackpot.

They hit the front on the final 1500 meters, taking the perfect line through the last corners. Kristoff was in the leading position when he leadout man swung off but with Greipel on his wheel the writing was on the wall. The Norwegian was forced to open up his sprint first with Greipel using the Katusha rider to catapult him to victory.

Sagan, like Marianne Vos in the women's race earlier in the day, started the sprint from too far back and despite a late surge was unable to catch Greipel.

"I can't describe it. I'm just super proud of what we've achieved today," Greipel said. "I've raced for three weeks for that. The team kept believing in me. We've tried many times and never could succeed, now we won two stages with Thomas De Gendt [on Ventoux] and now me on the Champs Elysees.

"We had a good plan this morning, with the headwind I just tried to stay calm to save energy. Once we hit the front, we were one guy too short, so I chose the wheel of Kristoff which was the best today. I'm happy I could finish it off and get another Tour de France stage win."

Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) completed the race as best young rider, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) claimed his fifth consecutive points classification victory, while Rafal Majka sealed the mountains classification.

Chantilly to Paris

The stage began from Chantilly with Team Sky in a changed kit with livery of yellow to celebrate their win and the entire peloton were in high spirits with the end of race in sight.

The early stages of the day were marked with the customary photo calls and congratulations before the race proper began when the race hit the center of Paris.

Joaquim Rodriguez was given the freedom to clear of the bunch and lead the race in a mark of respect from his competitors in the peloton with the Spaniard set to retire at the end of the season. When the Katusha rider, who clearly enjoyed his moment, sat up the attacks began with an eight-man move scampering clear.

Alexis Gougeard (AG2R La Mondiale), Lawson Craddock (Cannondale-Drapac), Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team), Daniel Teklehaimanot (Dimension Data), Jérémy Roy (FDJ), Jan Barta (Bora-Argon 18), Rui Costa (Lampre - Merida), and Brice Feillu (Fortuneo - Vital Concept) rolled the dice with Team Sky forfeiting the front to Direct Energie hunting the stage win for Bryan Coquard.

The break were only afforded a slender gap of 20 seconds before Team Sky sent Luke Rowe and Wout Poels up the road to join them.

Kittel crisis

Before Team Sky’s bravado came Marcel Kittel’s tantrum. The German sprinter, who came into the final stage looking for his second win of the race, was forced to change bikes three times in quick succession due to mechanical issues and although he made it back to the bunch his frustrations were clear to see when he threw a wheel into the road and then banged his handlebars.

Up ahead Lutsensko and and Greg Van Avermaet attempted a final break but they too were caught as the sprinters teams surged forward for one final dash into Paris.

Video Highlights

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal2:43:08
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team KatushaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension DataRow 3 - Cell 2
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-BikeExchangeRow 4 - Cell 2
6Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-SegafredoRow 5 - Cell 2
7Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Cannondale-DrapacRow 6 - Cell 2
8Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 7 - Cell 2
9Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18Row 8 - Cell 2
10Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension DataRow 9 - Cell 2
11Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 10 - Cell 2
12Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 11 - Cell 2
13Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM CyclingRow 12 - Cell 2
14Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 13 - Cell 2
15Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJRow 14 - Cell 2
16John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 15 - Cell 2
17Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 16 - Cell 2
18Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 17 - Cell 2
19Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 22 - Cell 2
24Oscar Gatto (Ita) Tinkoff TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 24 - Cell 2
26Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team KatushaRow 25 - Cell 2
27Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJRow 26 - Cell 2
28Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 28 - Cell 2
30Stef Clement (Ned) IAM CyclingRow 29 - Cell 2
31Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 30 - Cell 2
32Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchangeRow 33 - Cell 2
35Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - MeridaRow 34 - Cell 2
36Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:00:10
37Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-DrapacRow 36 - Cell 2
38Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:17
39Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:21
41Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:00:23
42Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto SoudalRow 41 - Cell 2
43Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:25
44Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 43 - Cell 2
45Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-BikeExchangeRow 44 - Cell 2
46Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:31
47Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-SegafredoRow 46 - Cell 2
48Alberto Losada (Spa) Team KatushaRow 47 - Cell 2
49Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJRow 48 - Cell 2
50Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-DrapacRow 49 - Cell 2
51Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-SegafredoRow 50 - Cell 2
52Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team KatushaRow 51 - Cell 2
53Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - MeridaRow 52 - Cell 2
54Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 53 - Cell 2
55Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 54 - Cell 2
56Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
58Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 57 - Cell 2
59Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data0:00:36
61Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:38
62Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:00:40
64Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal0:00:41
65Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto SoudalRow 64 - Cell 2
66Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:43
67Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 66 - Cell 2
68Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:45
69Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 68 - Cell 2
70Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La MondialeRow 69 - Cell 2
71Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 70 - Cell 2
72Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 72 - Cell 2
74Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 73 - Cell 2
75Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 74 - Cell 2
76Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 75 - Cell 2
77Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-SegafredoRow 77 - Cell 2
79Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - MeridaRow 78 - Cell 2
80Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - MeridaRow 79 - Cell 2
81Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 80 - Cell 2
82Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 81 - Cell 2
83Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension DataRow 82 - Cell 2
84Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 83 - Cell 2
85Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 84 - Cell 2
86Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 85 - Cell 2
87Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18Row 87 - Cell 2
89Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 88 - Cell 2
90Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension DataRow 89 - Cell 2
91Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18Row 91 - Cell 2
93Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 18Row 92 - Cell 2
94Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff TeamRow 93 - Cell 2
95Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale-DrapacRow 94 - Cell 2
96Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 95 - Cell 2
97Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - MeridaRow 96 - Cell 2
98Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling0:00:52
99Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:00:54
100Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar TeamRow 99 - Cell 2
101Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 180:00:57
102Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ0:01:00
103William Bonnet (Fra) FDJRow 102 - Cell 2
104Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJRow 103 - Cell 2
105Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
106Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM CyclingRow 105 - Cell 2
107Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 106 - Cell 2
108Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 107 - Cell 2
109Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 108 - Cell 2
110Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-BikeExchangeRow 109 - Cell 2
111Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-BikeExchangeRow 110 - Cell 2
112Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension DataRow 111 - Cell 2
113Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
114Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-BikeExchangeRow 113 - Cell 2
115Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-BikeExchangeRow 114 - Cell 2
116Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-DrapacRow 115 - Cell 2
117Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 116 - Cell 2
118Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 117 - Cell 2
119Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
120Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 119 - Cell 2
121Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 120 - Cell 2
122Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-DrapacRow 121 - Cell 2
123Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital ConceptRow 122 - Cell 2
124Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - MeridaRow 123 - Cell 2
125Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 124 - Cell 2
126Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff TeamRow 125 - Cell 2
127Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team KatushaRow 126 - Cell 2
128Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 127 - Cell 2
129Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 128 - Cell 2
130Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 129 - Cell 2
131Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 130 - Cell 2
132Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:01:13
133Wouter Poels (Ned) Team SkyRow 132 - Cell 2
134Sergio Henao (Col) Team SkyRow 133 - Cell 2
135Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team SkyRow 134 - Cell 2
136Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team SkyRow 135 - Cell 2
137Luke Rowe (GBr) Team SkyRow 136 - Cell 2
138Christopher Froome (GBr) Team SkyRow 137 - Cell 2
139Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team SkyRow 138 - Cell 2
140Ian Stannard (GBr) Team SkyRow 139 - Cell 2
141Marco Haller (Aut) Team KatushaRow 140 - Cell 2
142Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:24
143Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 142 - Cell 2
144Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida0:01:32
145Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:01:33
146Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-SegafredoRow 145 - Cell 2
147Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:01:34
148Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:47
149Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:00
150Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - MeridaRow 149 - Cell 2
151Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:02:03
152Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 151 - Cell 2
153Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal0:02:10
154Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 153 - Cell 2
155Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 154 - Cell 2
156George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-JumboRow 155 - Cell 2
157Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data0:02:15
158Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling0:02:17
159Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:40
160Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling0:02:44
161Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:02:45
162Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:02:48
163Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:02:56
164Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:03:31
165Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:03:34
166Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie0:04:02
167Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie0:04:09
168Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct EnergieRow 167 - Cell 2
169Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:04:18
170Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:04:32
171Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling0:04:34
172Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:05:01
173Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie0:05:02
174Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:07:17
DNFTony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-StepRow 174 - Cell 2
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Intermediate sprint, km. 73.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team20pts
2Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 1817Row 1 - Cell 3
3Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data15Row 2 - Cell 3
4Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ13Row 3 - Cell 3
5Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac11Row 4 - Cell 3
6Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Rui Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal50pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team30Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha20Row 2 - Cell 3
4Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data18Row 3 - Cell 3
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange16Row 4 - Cell 3
6Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo14Row 5 - Cell 3
7Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Cannondale-Drapac12Row 6 - Cell 3
8Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits10Row 7 - Cell 3
9Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 188Row 8 - Cell 3
10Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data7Row 9 - Cell 3
11Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida6Row 10 - Cell 3
12Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo - Vital Concept5Row 11 - Cell 3
13Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM Cycling4Row 12 - Cell 3
14Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step3Row 13 - Cell 3
15Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ2Row 14 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 (Cat. 4) Côte de l'Ermitage, km. 32.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team1
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step2:43:53
2Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:15
4Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - MeridaRow 2 - Cell 2
5Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - MeridaRow 3 - Cell 2
8Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-SegafredoRow 4 - Cell 2
9Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:18
10Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:03:33
11Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18Row 7 - Cell 2
12Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 8 - Cell 2
14Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida0:01:15
15Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre - MeridaRow 10 - Cell 2
16Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:15
17Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:00:28
18Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie0:00:09
19Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie0:03:24
20Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling0:01:59
21Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:03:47
22Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:15
23Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:00:15
25Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:02:46
26Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:00:15
28Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data0:01:30
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tinkoff Team8:09:24
2Lotto SoudalRow 1 - Cell 2
3Dimension DataRow 2 - Cell 2
4Team Katusha