Tour de France - Chris Froome: An amazing feeling, the Champs-Elysees never disappoints
Jul 23 2017 07:42 pm CET

Tour de France - Chris Froome: An amazing feeling, the Champs-Elysees never disappoints
Tour de France - Chris Froome: An amazing feeling, the Champs-Elysees never disappoints
Photo of Chris Froome by the A.S.O.

Chris Froome of Team Sky has confirmed his fourth overall victory in the Tour de France after safely finishing the last stage in Paris.

Froome celebrated his victory throughout the first part of the stage, as is tradition, and seemed relieved to have made it to the Champs-Elysees once again.

"It's just amazing," Froome said. "An amazing feeling. The Champs-Elysees never disappoints. There's something magical about it when you've spent three weeks thinking about being here in this moment. It's just so rewarding every time."

After spending so much time away from home, the occasion is made extra special for Froome as he is reunited with his wife and son. "It feels like more than a month on the road so it's amazing to see them again," he said.

Asked about how this Tour de France victory compares to the three previous wins, Froome said that they were all special to him.

"Each time I've won the Tour it's been so unique, so different. Such a different battle to get to this moment. They are all so special in their own ways. This year, I think will be remembered for being the closest, the most hard-fought battle between the GC rivals."

With four Tour de France victories, Froome now occupies fifth place in the all-time ranking and is just one win away from Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Induran.

"It's a huge honour to be talked about in the same sentence with those guys," said the Briton. "Their place in the history of the Tour de France... it just feels like such a privilege to be in this position to even have the opportunity to be going for that kind of record.

After staying focused for the last three weeks, it will now be the moment for celebration for Froome and the rest of the team. "Definitely," he said with a smile. "I think a celebration is overdue. I'm looking forward to it."




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