Chris Froome Wins Tour de France Despite Quick Stop At McDonald’s
Chris Froome who won his second Tour de France today -- in a largely ceremonial 21st Stage in which riders were supposed to go 10 loops on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. But organizers called it after only one due to rain and slick roads.
Froome, 30, of Britain, finished 1:12 ahead of second-place Nario Quintana. Froome also won in 2013. NBCSports:
Froome gained possession of the yellow jersey back in Stage 7 after Tony Martin was forced to leave the Tour due to a compound fracture in his collarbone. Froome’s lead ballooned to almost three minutes after Stage 10 and increased until Quintana’s late run.
He deserved a relaxing victory lap after what he's put up with to this point. In the race that began on July 5, Froome has been:
* Spat upon.
* Had urine thrown at him.
* Watched a Team Sky teammate get punched.
* Avoided several gnarly wrecks.
* Had his rear wheel entangled in a bag.
When you're in the Tour de France, however, you don't stop and simply untangle the bag. You get a new bike. That's what happened earlier today to Froome.
— theScore (@theScore) July 26, 2015
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