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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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