And that’s it! 23 days after it started, Chris Froome has earned a stunning victory in the 2015 Tour de France, beating hundreds of riders to the finishing line with an energetic sprint at the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France.
Good effort, sir! Chris Froome, 30, won the 2015 Tour de France, the 102nd edition of the prestigious cycling race, on July 26 to go down in cycling folklore in what has been a thrilling ride this year. Congrats again to Chris!
Vroome, Vroome! Chris nabbed his second Tour de France title on July 26 after an exhilarating race. The short 21st stage, which is a relentless sprint around the center of Paris, was expected to be a formality for Chris, who only had to cross the finish line within 72 seconds of his competitor to win the race. A staggering 198 riders from 22 teams entered the 21-stage, 2,088 mile race — in what is a real test of endurance. So it’s only fair that the best man won! Watch a video of Chris during the race.
Chris Froome Becomes First Brit To Win Tour De France Twice
Going into the final stage, Chris Froome was attempting to become the first British rider to win the Tour de France twice. He led Nairo Quintana by 2 minutes and 38 seconds on the penultimate day after surviving an attack by the Colombian cyclist on Alpe D’Huez during the 20th stage, in what was deemed the deciding day between these two great rivals.
But for Chris, who last lifted the trophy in 2013, it hasn’t been smooth sailing. During stage 19 on July 24, he lashed out at spectators after he was allegedly spat at. Chris also claimed that he had urine thrown at him during stage 14, after it was reported that he used performance-enhancing drugs during this year’s competition.
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— Jon Boon