Brit Chris Froome cruises to victory in 100th Tour de France

By Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

Chris Froome is the second straight Brit to win the Tour de France. (Getty Images)
Chris Froome is the second straight Brit to win the Tour de France. (Getty Images)

Wearing a glittering yellow jersey for the special nighttime finish, British cyclist Chris Froome raced down the Champs-Elysees to win the 100th Tour de France on Sunday.

He became the second British rider to win, following Bradley Wiggins last year. Froome enjoyed a glass of champagne mid-race Sunday as his victory was all but assured. He crossed the finish line with his Sky teammates, raising his arms in triumph.

German Marcel Kittel won Sunday's stage in a tight finish.

Froome finished third in Saturday's grueling 125-kilometer stage through the Alps, giving him an insurmountable lead of five-plus minutes.

This could be the first of several Tour de France wins for the 28-year-old Froome, who looked dominant throughout the three-week race.

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