Andre Greipel underlined his sprinting dominance with his fourth stage win on a damp Champs-Élysées, bringing the 2015 Tour de France to a close. Chris Froome was confirmed as both the overall champion – the third win by a British rider in the last four years – and the King of the Mountains. Peter Sagan claimed his fourth consecutive green jersey, while Nairo Quintana, second overall to Froome as he was in 2013, was best young rider.
Mesdames et Messieurs, nous sommes arrivés à Paris. And gosh, what a journey it’s been to get here! So many memories already and more to come today. It’s a day of celebration, fast-paced action and podium tears and I LOVE it.
Alpe d’Huez produced a spectacular denouement to a Tour de France that had been lacking much of a fight over the yellow jersey. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) delivered a gutsy performance to take a chunk of time out of Chris Froome‘s lead, though not enough to seize the maillot jaune ahead of tomorrow’s procession to Paris. Out front, Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) took a magnificent stage win.