Following in the footsteps of Bradley Wiggins in 2012,Chris Froome rode down the Champs Elysses in Paris yesterday afternoon to win the Tour De France at his first time riding in the competition.

“Crossing the line with [the] guys brought tears to my eyes,” Froome said to ITV4 of his win in the 100th Tour De France.

“I expected it to be big but this is something else.”

Froome spent 13 of the race’s 21 days in the leader’s yellow jersey, and won three stages outright en route to his maiden title which he clinched by a margin of four minutes and 20 seconds.

The final stage of the famous cycle race had been put back a few hours so that the riders would arrive in Paris for the finish as the sun was setting across the French capital.

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