Froome Wins Tour de France; Groenewegen Wins on Champs-Elysees

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Chris Froome is the winner of Tour de France 2017 A.S.O.

Froome Wins Tour de France; Groenewegen Wins on Champs-Elysees

Froome wins Tour de France

Dylan Groenewegen has won the final stage of the 2017 Tour de France. Groenewegen, who rides for the Dutch Lotto NL-Jumbo team, took his first stage win by outsprinting the field on the Champs Élysées to win stage 21, a flat, 103 km ride from Montgeron to Paris in 02:25:39. Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data) finished second and third, respectively. Team Sky Pro Cycling's Christopher Froome arrived at the back of the peloton and claimed his fourth Tour de France victory.

"This is an amazing place for the sprinters. To win on the Champs-Élysées makes it a perfect day," Groenewegen told after being celebrated on the podium. "We're only five riders in the team but it was enough today. They did a great job. They put me in a good position on the wheel of Alexander Kristoff and then I rushed to the finish line. This is my first stage win at the Tour de France. When I was a child I was looking at the Champs-Elysees stage on television and now I'm the winner here, it's wonderful."

Froome won the 3540 kilometer Tour de France 2017 in 86:20:55. Runner-up was Rigoberto Uran of Team Cannondale-Drapac, 54 seconds behind Froome. AG2R-La Mondiale's Romain Bardet finished third, 02:20 down, after delivering a weak performance in the stage 20 individual time trial.

On the winner's podium, Froome brimmed with joy and gratefulness. "It's an amazing feeling. The Champs-Elysees never disappoints. There's something magical about it when you spend three weeks thinking of this moment. It's very rewarding. It's amazing to see my wife and my son again after several months on the road. It has been so unique each time I've won the Tour."

"All my victories are so special in their own ways. This one will be remembered as the closest and more hard fought of them. It's a huge honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain. It's a privilege to be going for the record next year," Froome added.

General classification runner-up Uran of Team Cannondale-Drapac was grateful for his second place finish and believed his result in this year's Tour could have been even better if luck had been more on his side in one specific stage - a statement which confirms's previous critique of the Cannondale team unfortunately having lost its time trial DNA in recent seasons.

"Finishing second to Froome at less than a minute seems pretty good to me. It's a quality final podium in Paris, so this is the greatest success of my career," Uran told "This result is dedicated to my family, friends, my team and everyone who has supported me during the last three weeks. The most important thing this year was that I lost time in the time trial on the opening day. After that there wasn’t a lot of difference. This gives me hope for next year."

Third place finisher Bardet said he was satisfied with his performance in this year's Tour de France given the circumstances. "I have kept a place on the podium, so I am satisfied," Bardet explained. "I am grateful to most of my team and my friends who have been with me these three weeks. I am very proud of them. I gave it my all, but it just wasn't enough."

In other competitions, Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) won the points classification, Team Sky took the victory in the team competition, Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb) won the best climber classification and was crowned King of the Mountains, and Sean Yates (Team Orica-Scott) will take the white jersey for the best young rider home to England. Barguil was also elected most combative rider of this year's Tour by the race jury - a decision strongly opposed by Lotto-Soudal's Thomas de Gendt, who spent more than 1000 km of this year's Tour in breakaways.

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2017 Tour de France - Stage 21 results:
1    Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team Lotto NL - Jumbo       02:25:39
2    André Greipel (Ger) Team Lotto-Soudal         
3    Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Dimension Data         
4    Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis - Solutions Credits         
5    Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin         
6    Borut Bozic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida         
7    Davide Cimolai (Ita) Team FDJ         
8    Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro         
9    Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Bora-Hansgrohe         
10    Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team         
11    Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb         
12    Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida         
13    Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert         
14    Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie         
15    Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Team Lotto-Soudal

2017 Tour de France - Final general classification:
1    Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky Pro Cycling       86:20:55
2    Rigoberto Uran (Col) Team Cannondale-Drapac    0:00:54    
3    Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    0:02:20    
4    Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky Pro Cycling    0:02:21    
5    Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team    0:03:05    
6    Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors Pro Cycling Team    0:04:42    
7    Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott    0:06:14    
8    Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates    0:08:20    
9    Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo    0:08:49    
10    Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Sunweb    0:09:25    
11    Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team    0:14:48    
12    Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team    0:15:28    
13    Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    0:24:38    
14    Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky Pro Cycling    0:25:28    
15    Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Team Bora-Hansgrohe    0:33:21    
16    Brice Feillu (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro    0:36:46    
17    Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo    0:37:43    
18    Carlos Betancur (Col) Movistar Team    0:37:47    
19    Serge Pauwels (Bel) Team Dimension Data    0:39:36    
20    Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Team Lotto-Soudal    0:42:04    
21    Tony Gallopin (Fra) Team Lotto-Soudal    0:42:39    
22    Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    0:50:04    
23    Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    0:53:52    
24    Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-Scott    0:59:58    
25    Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie    1:04:22    
26    Romain Hardy (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro    1:12:51    
27    Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis - Solutions Credits    1:15:26    
28    Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky Pro Cycling    1:16:32    
29    Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    1:18:45    
30    Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    1:21:16    
31    Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Katusha-Alpecin    1:25:25    
32    Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    1:32:02    
33    Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team    1:32:35    
34    Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    1:34:02    
35    Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie    1:35:16    
36    Rudy Molard (Fra) Team FDJ    1:35:55    
37    Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    1:38:33    
38    Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Lotto NL - Jumbo    1:44:41    
39    Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates    1:45:23    
40    Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    1:48:11    
41    Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates    1:50:31    
42    Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro    1:57:29    
43    Nathan Brown (USA) Team Cannondale-Drapac    1:57:52    
44    Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    1:59:09    
45    Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida    2:00:38    
46    Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo    2:01:30    
47    Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-Scott    2:01:59    
48    Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    2:03:24    
49    Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Cannondale-Drapac    2:03:27    
50    Kristijan Durasek (Cro) UAE Team Emirates    2:04:53    
51    Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Team Lotto-Soudal    2:05:36    
52    Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo    2:06:30    
53    Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Quick-Step Floors Pro Cycling Team    2:06:57    
54    Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Cannondale-Drapac    2:11:54    
55    Maxime Bouet (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro    2:13:23    
56    Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis - Solutions Credits    2:15:28    
57    Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky Pro Cycling    2:17:48    
58    Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    2:19:14    
59    Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-Scott    2:22:26    
60    Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team    2:22:44    
61    Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team    2:25:36    
62    Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-Scott    2:27:34    
63    Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    2:28:02    
64    Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb    2:28:57    
65    Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro    2:31:05    
66    Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie    2:33:24    
67    Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Sunweb    2:34:56    
68    Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    2:35:33    
69    Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb    2:36:36    
70    Koen De Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo    2:38:33    
71    Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    2:39:10    
72    Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    2:41:54    
73    Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Bahrain-Merida    2:42:15    
74    Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin    2:43:36    
75    Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin    2:44:01    
76    Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis - Solutions Credits    2:45:11    
77    Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Team Cannondale-Drapac    2:47:11    
78    Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Dimension Data    2:48:12    
79    Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team    2:49:17    
80    Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Team Bora-Hansgrohe    2:53:42    
81    Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    2:53:51    
82    Paul Martens (Ger) Team Lotto NL - Jumbo    2:54:14    
83    Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team Emirates    2:54:48    
84    Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb    2:54:54    
85    Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro    2:55:13    
86    Simon Clarke (Aus) Team Cannondale-Drapac    2:55:27    
87    Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team    2:56:43    
88    Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-Scott    2:56:57    
89    Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie    2:57:05    
90    Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Team Cannondale-Drapac    2:57:56    
91    Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie    2:58:51    
92    Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team    3:00:21    
93    Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    3:04:11    
94    Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Bora-Hansgrohe    3:05:13    
95    Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin    3:05:52    
96    Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates    3:05:53    
97    Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team    3:06:05    
98    Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott    3:06:55    
99    Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team    3:07:25    
100    Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    3:09:38    
101    Tony Martin (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin    3:10:18    
102    Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors Pro Cycling Team    3:12:12    
103    Florian Vachon (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro    3:13:10    
104    Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team    3:13:44    
105    Jack Bauer (NZl) Quick-Step Floors Pro Cycling Team    3:15:13    
106    Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie    3:15:40    
107    Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Dimension Data    3:16:28    
108    Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team    3:17:53    
109    Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain-Merida    3:18:16    
110    Yoann Offredo (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    3:20:50    
111    Matteo Bono (Ita) UAE Team Emirates    3:20:59    
112    Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky Pro Cycling    3:21:15    
113    Adam James Hansen (Aus) Team Lotto-Soudal    3:22:31    
114    Patrick Bevin (NZl) Team Cannondale-Drapac    3:23:00    
115    Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    3:24:42    
116    Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Team Bora-Hansgrohe    3:26:58    
117    Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis - Solutions Credits    3:29:21    
118    Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Dimension Data    3:30:54    
119    Javier Moreno (Spa) Bahrain-Merida    3:32:06    
120    Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team    3:32:14    
121    John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo    3:35:14    
122    Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida    3:36:22    
123    Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Lotto-Soudal    3:37:04    
124    Dion Smith (NZl) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    3:39:24    
125    Laurent Pichon (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro    3:39:45    
126    Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie    3:41:34    
127    Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates    3:41:52    
128    Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis - Solutions Credits    3:43:45    
129    Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb    3:43:52    
130    Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin    3:45:40    
131    Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Bora-Hansgrohe    3:45:57    
132    Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    3:46:36    
133    Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis - Solutions Credits    3:46:47    
134    Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie    3:47:08    
135    Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo    3:47:10    
136    Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Team Lotto-Soudal    3:47:20    
137    Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    3:51:18    
138    Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis - Solutions Credits    3:51:29    
139    Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick-Step Floors Pro Cycling Team    3:52:54    
140    Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie    3:53:08    
141    Stephen Cummings (GBr) Team Dimension Data    3:53:10    
142    Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Sunweb    3:53:38    
143    Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida    3:55:29    
144    Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky Pro Cycling    3:55:31    
145    Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin    3:55:48    
146    Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo    3:59:06    
147    Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    3:59:48    
148    Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Sunweb    4:01:54    
149    André Greipel (Ger) Team Lotto-Soudal    4:02:54    
150    Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin    4:03:45    
151    Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-Scott    4:05:17    
152    Davide Cimolai (Ita) Team FDJ    4:06:15    
153    Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Dimension Data    4:10:18    
154    Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors Pro Cycling Team    4:10:25    
155    Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin    4:13:50    
156    Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team Lotto NL - Jumbo    4:16:02    
157    Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Sunweb    4:16:21    
158    Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Team FDJ    4:17:21    
159    Taylor Phinney (USA) Team Cannondale-Drapac    4:18:15    
160    Borut Bozic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida    4:18:41    
161    Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis - Solutions Credits    4:19:17    
162    Jaco Venter (RSA) Team Dimension Data    4:20:16    
163    Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Cofidis - Solutions Credits    4:25:01    
164    Robert Wagner (Ger) Team Lotto NL - Jumbo    4:25:12    
165    Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Bora-Hansgrohe    4:26:43    
166    Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team Lotto NL - Jumbo    4:32:21    
167    Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky Pro Cycling    4:35:52

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