Monday, July 27, 2015

Chris Froome Wins Tour de France

Chris Froome and Team Sky celebrating victory as they cross the finish line
In an impressive performance, especially through the Pyrenees and Alps, Chris Froome won the Tour de France and the King of the Mountain competition as well. Peter Sagan won his fourth straight green jersey with consistent performances, although he did not win an individual stage. Nairo Quintana finished second overall, and also took home the white jersey, awarded to the top rider 25 years or under. He made a valiant try for the overall victory on the final climb up Alpe d'Huez on Saturday, but couldn't claw back enough time on Froome.

Last year's winner, Vincenzo Nibali, got off to a poor start in the first week of the Tour, but came back strong in the final week, finishing fourth behind Alejandro Valverde. Alberto Contador finished fifth. American Tejay van Garderen was having a great Tour de France, in third place, when he had to abandon the race on Wednesday, the first day in the Alps, due to a respiratory infection.

Thanks to everyone who made our Tour de France Sale a big success!

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