Froome's tribute to team mates

Chris Froome has paid tribute to his Team Sky team mates for their part in his Tour de France victory. He also told ITV News next year's Tour, which starts in Yorkshire, "is going to be massive" and "an exciting element."

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Froome dedicates Tour de France win to his late mother

Tour de France winner Chris Froome has dedicated his triumph to his late mother Credit: Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissie

As he stood on the podium, Tour de France winner Chris Froome dedicated his triumph to his late mother.

He said: "I would like to dedicate this win to my late mother. Without her encouragement to follow my dreams, I would probably be at home watching this event on television.

"It's a great shame she never got to see the tour, but I am sure she would be extremely proud if she was here tonight."

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Mark Cavendish's Paris streak ended by Marcel Kittel

Marcel Kittel beat Mark Cavendish to the line in Paris to end the Manxman's run of consecutive victories on the final stage of the Tour de France.

Mark Cavendish riding in Stage 11 of the Tour de France. Credit: REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Cavendish had won four in a row on the Champs Elysees but could only manage third place tonight behind Kittel and his fellow German Andre Greipel.

Behind, Team Sky crossed the line arm-in-arm as they celebrated Chris Froome's Tour win.

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Chris Froome finishes with team to win Tour de France

Britain's Chris Froome won the 100th edition of the Tour de France finishing safely in the bunch on the 21st and final stage of the three-week race, a 133.5-km ride from Versailles to Paris which was won by Germany's Marcel Kittel.

The Kenyan-born rider led Colombia's Nairo Quintana in the overall standings, with Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez third.

Chris Froome finished with his team mates Credit: Reuters

Team Sky lost time on the final stage owing to a plan to cross the finishing line arm in arm and together as a team.

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