On Sunday, elite British cyclist Chris Froome wowed the nation with his Tour de France win. It is now his fourth year of winning, and his success has pushed him from 60th to 6th, with his win gaining him 1000 points. The UCI World ranking showed Froome’s final score at 1824 points, 27 points behind 5th place and 802 points behind first place (Greg Van Avermaet). (Cycling Weekly)
Froome commented that this years’ course was the toughest he’s ever experienced, as it did not play to his strengths and praises his Sky Team for their continual support. Although Chris was faced by a difficult start line in Marseille due to booing from the French spectators, he pulled through and took it on the chin, and pursued on to win.
Team Sky performed very highly throughout the tour, with fellow teammate Michal Kwiatkowski finishing with 1711 points, 7th place after Froome. Overall Team Sky placed 3rd with 8011 points, and Froome pays tribute and praises his ‘flawless’ team. Froome also talked about his success, saying that his win ‘was just the most special moment ever’, because his family was spectating in Paris and the race was incredibly close. You can clearly see through the emotion how hard our fellow Brit Chris worked to achieve such a goal. It is said that Froome will be continuing to go for his fifth win next year, and will be competing for years to come.