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Britain's Chris Froome Wins Tour de France

Chris Froome Britain won the 100th edition of the Tour de France.

Taking the title for more than four minutes, he has linked arms with his teammates, as he crossed the line in Paris.

This is the second consecutive victory for Britain in the race - Team Sky colleague Sir Bradley Froome Wiggins became the first Briton to win it a year ago.

Marcel Kittel claimed the last step in the half-light, with Manxman Mark Cavendish third in a sprint very played on the Champs Elysees.

Cavendish has attempted a stage on the Tour 26 victory - and a fifth in a row in Paris - which would have put the third on the list of all-time behind the five-time Tour winners Eddy Merckx (34) and Bernard Hinault (28).

But it was outranked by a length of wheel by Germany Kittel and André Greipel in the French capital, with more than 350,000 spectators along the streets.

Froome had finished second last year, but with Wiggins choosing not to defend his title after injury problems, the 28-year-old player was favourite to win the race and he brought the yellow jersey in a bombastic style, front of Colombian Nairo Quintana and Joaquim Rodriguez of Spain.

He had first taken the lead when he won the eighth of 21 stages in arriving at the Summit to Ax 3 Domaines in the Pyrenees.

The British, who was born and grew up in Kenya, has claimed two other stages of his first title of the Tour de France.

He told ITV4: "cross the line with [the] guys had tears in the eyes, I expected to be big, but it is another thing..."

«Dave [Team Sky Dave Brailsford manager Sir] talked about the future of cycling - upcoming youth through and how the sport is moving watching the last decade and the way in which sports va-.» We have something to be proud. "

But in the first round since disgraced rider Lance Armstrong has admitted to doping in his seven Tour de France victories, which have since been expunged records, Froome found itself having to answer questions about drugs in the sport.

He added: "I'm glad to have had to deal with these issues - after all the revelations of the last year, I'm glad that what was funneled to me..

«I was able to face cycling has changed-.» The platoon is standing together."

In his victory while standing on the podium, speech Froome dedicated his victory to his mother Jane, who died of cancer in 2008, to give it "hopes and dreams".

«"Without its encouragement to follow my dreams, I'd probably be home watching the event on television," he said. "»It is a great shame, it could never come to see the Tour, but I'm sure she would be very proud if she was here tonight."

He also thanked his colleagues at team Sky for "Burrow" to him during the grueling race.

"I want to thank my teammates, who themselves are buried every day throughout this Tour to keep the yellow Jersey on my shoulders, and the management of Team Sky to believe in my abilities and building this team around me.

«This is a yellow jersey that will withstand the test of time,"at - he added, referring to those who doubt over suspicions of doping.»

The final stage began as a procession, as is the tradition, and the 170 riders walked Versailles with Rodriguez celebrating his third place in the overall standings by distributing cigars to his fellow podium finishers Froome, donning a yellow bike, and Quintana.

Brit also handed a glass of champagne celebration as he was next to a car of the Sky team with its image colored in yellow, while he was surrounded by his teammates from special yellow sunglasses.

The sun began to lie because they arrived in the centre of Paris and Froome made sure his faithful teammate Richie Porte has led the Sky train on the finish line of the Champs Elysees, in the first of 10 circuits.

Several riders attempted breakaways, including David Millar in Britain, but they were swallowed up by the peloton and it was left to the sprinters to contest the final straight.
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