Chris Froome wins Tour de France

CHRIS FROOME has cemented his place as one of the greatest cyclists of all time after clinching his FOURTH Tour de France victory – but was booed for his troubles.

Froome needed to safely negotiate the penultimate time trial stage in Marseille to ensure he rides into Paris on Sunday wearing the Yellow Jersey.

CHRIS FROOME WINS TOUR DE FRANCE
Chris Froome is mobbed by his Team Sky crew as he secures his fourth Tour de France Victory.
Froome stands on the podium in the Yellow Jersey in the Stade Velodrome.
Chris came through the time trial stage in Marseille to clinch his fourth Tour de France.

And he produced a powerful ride of speed endurance to see off biggest threat Rigoberto Uran to extend his lead at the head of the field.

The British star now just needs to complete the final stage into Paris to officially win the race – although tradition dictates that is always a formality as the riders all pedal in together.

Froome shrugged off being jeered by the supporters inside the Stade Velodrome in Marseille where the stage started and finished to finish third fasted overall on the day.

The stage was won by Polish rider Maciej Bodnar, with Froome’s Team Sky team-mate Michael Kwiatkowski coming home just ahead of him in second.

But that was enough to take his advantage at the front of the field to 54 seconds, all but guaranteeing yet another win in the world’s premier cycling race.

Frenchman Romain Bardet began the stage second 23 seconds down, but he faded badly and only retained a podium spot by one second ahead of Team Sky’s Mikel Landa.

But the sweet moment of success was marred as the home supporters turned their back on him as he celebrated his amazing success.

By the time the 32-year-old climbed to the podium in the stadium, nomally used for football, only a few thousand were left inside.

He was greeted with polite applause anbd a few jeers, instead of the usual acclaim that greets a Tour de France winner.

But the sweet moment of success was marred as the home supporters turned their back on him as he celebrated his amazing success.

By the time the 32-year-old climbed to the podium in the stadium, nomally used for football, only a few thousand were left inside.

He was greeted with polite applause anbd a few jeers, instead of the usual acclaim that greets a Tour de France winner.

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