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Froome wins 2016 Tour de France

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It was the prestigious ride into Paris on Sunday, the 21st and final stage of the 2016 Tour de France. 

Britain's Chris Froome held onto the yellow jersey, winning his third tour title. 

Here are some highlights from the event: 

Froome with almost a four minute lead heading into Sunday's final stage made the finale largely ceremonial, Froome poised the become Britain's first three time tour winner. 

A sprint to the finish as riders traverse some Paris's most famous landmarks, Andre "Gorilla" Greipel of Germany taking the stage in the final stretch, surpassing Alexander Kristoff, his 11th career Tour de France stage victory. 

It was an easy ride to the finish for Froome, coasting with his sky teammates across the finish line, becoming only the eighth cyclist in history to win Tour de France at least three times. 

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