Chris Froome Wins Tour de France

Second title for the Brit

Froome also won the polka-dot jersey for best climber. (Jaguar MENA / Flickr)
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Thirty-year-old British cyclist Chris Froome of Team Sky won his second Tour de France general classification title on Sunday, according to Bicycling. He and fellow Team Sky riders finished the final stage to Paris more than a minute after the stage winner, German rider Andre Greipel of the Lotto team.

Second place went to Colombian Nairo Quintana of Movistar, who finished one minute and 12 seconds behind Froome. Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde, also of Movistar, took third with a finishing time more than five minutes behind Froome. 

Froome also won the polka-dot jersey for best climber, while Nairo Quintana took the white jersey for best rider under age 26. Peter Sagan won the green jersey for most points, and Movistar won the overall team prize. French rider S├ębastien Chavanel finished last in the tour, earning him the lampooning yet coveted Lanterne Rouge (red lantern) award, as reported by Peloton Magazine

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