The British rider becomes just the eighth rider to win at least three Tours de France, joining Belgium’s Phillipe Thys, Louison Bobet of France and American Greg LeMond on three.
The final stage to Paris began in Chantilly, in northern France, with the winners of the four main jerseys leading the peloton. Froome, in the yellow jersey, was joined by Yates in the white jersey as best young rider, Slovakia’s Peter Sagan in the green points jersey and Poland’s Rafal Majka in the polka dot king of the mountains jersey.
When the riders reached Paris the pace was increased for nine 6.8km laps of the city centre, a breakaway formed with 8 riders putting more and more pressure on the sprinter’s teams lead outs.
Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) won the final stage on the Champs Elysees ahead of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Alexender Kristoff (Katusha). The German sprinter came around his main rivals inside the final 100 meters to win his first stage this year and recreate his win from Paris twelve months earlier.