Tour de France Stage 21 Results

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When Chris Froome rolled over the line on the Champs Elysees in Paris on Sunday to win his fourth Tour de France he took another step closer to greatness. Briton Chris Froome secured his fourth Tour de France title at the end of the 21st and final stage won by Dylan Groenewegen in Paris on Sunday.

Sky’s Froome had previously won the 2013, 2015 and 2016 editions and sits fifth overall in the all-time list of Tour victors behind greats Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain.

At the end of three weeks, 21 stages and more than 3,500km, Froome rolledover the line on the Champs Elysees with a broad grin alongside his Sky team-mates, who wore a special kit for the occasion with their usual blue stripe replaced by a yellow one.

It was Froome’s closest Tour struggle yet as his final winning margin was less than a minute for the first time, Colombia’s Rigoberto Uran finishing second at 54sec with Romain Bardet of France, the runner-up last year, third
at 2min 20sec.

The 103km final stage began with a nod to history in Montgeron, where the very first stage of the inaugural Tour in 1903 also began, at a leisurely pace giving Froome, his team-mates and the winners of the other distinctive jerseys the chance to celebrate with glasses of champagne as they rode out of the town and towards the French capital.

By the time they got there the tempo had risen to the opposite scale of the spectrum and it was a full pelt bunch that rode to the finish, where 24-year-old Groenewegen struck out for home from a long way out and held off the hard-charging Andre Greipel, winner on the Champs Elysees in the previous two years, with Edvald Boasson Hagen third.

Dutchman Groenewegen of the Lotto NL Jumbo team secured the biggest victory of his young career but the day undoubtedly belonged to Froome. Alongside the yellow jersey winner, Australia’s Michael Matthews won the sprinters’ green points jersey, France’s Warren Barguil triumphed in the polkadot king of the mountains competition and Simon Yates of Britain succeeded twin brother Adam as the best young rider in the white jersey.

Froome’s Sky finished as the best team having claimed the yellow helmets on the first stage in Dusseldorf three weeks ago and never relinquished their lead in the competition, which they won for the first time despite claiming
the yellow jersey in five of the last six years. The last remaining prize went to Barguil, a winner of two stages, who was
named the most combative rider of the Tour.

Photo: Bettini
Photo: Bettini

Overall Standings:

1. Chris Froome (GBR/Sky) 86hrs 20min 55sec
2. Rigoberto Uran (COL/CAN) at 0:54.
3. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 2:20.
4. Mikel Landa (ESP/SKY) 2:21.
5. Fabio Aru (ITA/AST) 3:05.
6. Dan Martin (IRL/QST) 4:42.
7. Simon Yates (GBR/ORI) 6:14.
8. Louis Meintjes (RSA/EAU) 8:20.
9. Alberto Contador (ESP/TRE) 8:49.
10. Warren Barguil (FRA/SUN) 9:25.
11. Damiano Caruso (ITA/BMC) 14:48.
12. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 15:28.
13. Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA/ALM) 24:38.
14. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 25:28.
15. Emanuel Buchmann (GER/BOR) 33:21.
16. Brice Feillu (FRA/TFO) 36:46.
17. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) 37:43.
18. Carlos Betancur (COL/MOV) 37:47.
19. Serge Pauwels (BEL/DDT) 39:36.
20. Tiesj Benoot (BEL/LOT) 42:04.
21. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LOT) 42:39.
22. Jan Bakelants (BEL/ALM) 50:04.
23. Guillaume Martin (FRA/AJW) 53:52.
24. Roman Kreuziger (CZE/ORI) 59:58.
25. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/DEN) 1hr 04:22.
26. Romain Hardy (FRA/TFO) 1hr 12:51.
27. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 1hr 15:26.
28. Sergio Henao (COL/SKY) 1hr 16:32.
29. Mathias Frank (SUI/ALM) 1hr 21:16.
30. Robert Kiserlovski (CRO/KAT) 1hr 25:25.

Points:
1. Michael Matthews (AUS/SUN) 370 pts
2. Andre Greipel (GER/LOT) 234
3. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/DDT) 220
4. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 174
5. Sonny Colbrelli (ITA/BAH) 168
6. Thomas De Gendt (BEL/LOT) 149
7. Dylan Groenewegen (NED/LNL) 144
8. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) 133
9. Rigoberto Uran (COL/CAN) 106
10. Dan Martin (IRL/QST) 106

King of the Mountains:
1. Warren Barguil (FRA/SUN) 169 pts
2. Primoz Roglic (SLO/LNL) 80
3. Thomas De Gendt (BEL/LOT) 64
4. Darwin Atapuma (COL/EAU) 55
5. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) 51
6. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 47
7. Mikel Landa (ESP/SKY) 45
8. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) 37
9. Alberto Contador (ESP/TRE) 36
10. Serge Pauwels (BEL/DDT) 32

Team:
1. Sky 252hrs 04:09.
2. AG2R La Mondiale at 7:14.
3. Trek 1hr 44:46.
4. BMC 1hr 49:49.
5. Orica 1hr 52:21.
6. Movistar 1hr 55:52.
7. Cannondale 2hrs 15:25.
8. Fortuneo 2hrs 18:18.
9. Lotto 2hrs 28:18.
10. Astana 2hrs 28:39.
11. Lampre 2hrs 42:43.
12. Sunweb 3hrs 23:38.
13. Direct Energie 3hrs 32:35.
14. Accent.jobs 3hrs 54:30.
15. Quick Step 4hrs 02:19.
16. Cofidis 4hrs 06:05.
17. Lotto NL 4hrs 46:44.
18. Bora 5hrs 22:07.
19. Katusha 5hrs 29:11.
20. Bahrain 5hrs 49:48.
21. Dimension Data 5hrs 51:41.
22. FDJ 6hrs 41:25.

Best young riders:
1. Simon Yates (GBR/ORI) 84hrs 01:30.
2. Louis Meintjes (RSA/EAU) at 2:06.
3. Emanuel Buchmann (GER/BOR) 27:07.
4. Tiesj Benoot (BEL/LOT) 35:50.
5. Guillaume Martin (FRA/AJW) 47:38.
6. Pierre Latour (FRA/ALM) 1hr 06:29.
7. Lilian Calmejane (FRA/DEN) 1hr 29:02.
8. Michael Valgren (DEN/AST) 2hrs 19:22.
9. Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ/AST) 2hrs 31:25.
10. Dylan van Baarle (NED/CAN) 2hrs 40:57.

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