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Chris Froome wins 2015 Tour de France

Updated 2101 GMT (0501 HKT) July 26, 2015
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Chris Froome celebrates on the podium in Paris after winning the Tour de France for the second time. Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty
Froome lines up before the start of the final stage with white jersey winner and second placed Nairo Quintana and green jersey winner Peter Sagan.
Froome and his Team Sky squad took control of the race during the first week and he was in yellow as early as the third stage, briefly giving it up to Tony Martin before regaining it for good. Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Froome and his teammates stuck close together on the crucial 20th stage finish to Alpe d'Huez. Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Froome is surrounded by the media after effectively sealing victory by protecting his advantage on the penultimate stage under strong challenge from Quintana. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Froome in yellow has his closest rival Quintana of Colombia to his immediate left. Alberto Contador (fourth from left) was unable to back up his Giro d'Italia victory and finished fifth overall. Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Andre Greipel (right) wins the second stage ahead of Peter Sagan (center) and Fabian Cancellara (left). Sagan went on to claim the green points jersey. JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images
Greipel celebrates his hat-trick of stage wins on the 2015 Tour de France and rounded off the Tour with his fourth on the Champs Elysees. AP Images
Filippo Pozzato of Italy and Lampre-Merida adjusts his clothing following a horrific high speed crash on the second stage.
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MTN-Qhubeka's Stephen Cummings celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the 178,5 km 14th stage. It was the first Tour victory for an African team. ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images
Daniel Teklehaimanot of Eritrea and MTN-Qhubeka celebrates as he becomes the first African to hold the polka-dot jersey for points gained on climbs during a Tour de France.
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Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong (center) took part in a charity race over two stages of this year's Tour de France. The 43-year-old American was stripped of his seven Tour titles after admitting doping. He was raising money for a leukaemia charity but cycling officials branded the exercise 'disrespectful'. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images
Joaquin Rodriguez shows what it means to win a stage of the Tour de France, the 195 km leg between Lannemezan and Plateau de Beille on July 16. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Froome celebrated his Tour de France victory with the traditional glass of champagne. Bryn Lennon/Getty Images