Tour de France - Dylan Groenewegen wins at the Champs-Elysees, Chris Froome takes overall victory
Jul 23 2017 07:27 pm CET

Tour de France - Dylan Groenewegen wins at the Champs-Elysees, Chris Froome takes overall victory
Tour de France - Dylan Groenewegen wins at the Champs-Elysees, Chris Froome takes overall victory
Photo of Dylan Groenewegen by LottoNL-Jumbo

LottoNL-Jumbo's Dylan Groenewegen has taken the victory at the Champs-Elysees. The Dutchman launched a strong sprint and crossed the finish line first at the final stage.

The 21st stage of the French Grand Tour was 103 kilometres long between Montgeron and the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

The day started with the usual celebrations of the team of the champion. The Sky riders were seen drinking champagne and beer, toasting with other riders, team cars and even with the public at home through the cameras.

The real fight of the stage started with the arrival to the Champs-Elysees, where a group of nine riders escaped almost right away. Imanol Erviti (Movistar), Miki Schär (BMC), Alexey Lutsenko (Astana), Daryl Impey (Orica-Scott), Julien Vermote (Quick-Step Floors), Marcus Burghardt (Bora-Hansgrohe), Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin), Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie) and Dion Smith (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), got an advantage of almost half a minute over the peloton.

With more than five kilometres to go, the escape group was caught and soon Zdenek Stybar (Quick-Step Floors) tried to get away but was neutralised. The last kilometre was a big fight for the sprinters and LottoNL-Jumbo's Dylan Groenwegen took the lead with some distance to go, being strong enough to cross the finish line ahead of Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data).

Chris Froome arrived safe and sound, confirming his overall victory in the 2017 Tour de France, his fourth in total and his third in a row.




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