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Froome wraps up Tour victory

Chris Froome celebrates victory at the Tour de France with a glass of champagne
Chris Froome celebrates victory at the Tour de France with a glass of champagne

Froome's defence of the 2013 title ended with a broken hand and fractured wrist 12 months ago, but the Team Sky leader responded to win the 102nd Tour by one minute 12 seconds from Nairo Quintana (Movistar).

Andre Greipel won the 21st and final stage on the Champs-Élysées - his fourth stage success of the race - as Mark Cavendish was squeezed out of contention.

A crash in the final kilometre fractured the peloton and Froome's Team Sky squad rolled over the line together to celebrate their victory.

Froome secured the yellow jersey despite Quintana's late attack to Alpe-d'Huez on Saturday, which left the 30-year-old Kenya-born Briton clinging on.

The 109.5km concluding stage from Sevres to the Champs-Élysées is traditionally a procession and saw Froome sip champagne and pose for photographs with his team-mates.

The only trouble Froome encountered on a memorable day was when a paper bag became caught on his bike, requiring a change, on the penultimate lap of the Champs-Élysées.

He finished well behind Greipel, whose dominance of the sprints continued, but it mattered not as Froome celebrated overall victory.