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TDF 2015 Stage 17 reaction: Froome delighted that Porte dropped back

Chris Froome paid tribute to his teammate Richie Porte after the Australian sat up and waited for him on Stage 17.

"I'm really thankful that Richie dropped back to be with me in the final," said Froome after losing no time in the maillot jaune.

The man in yellow also offered his condolences to GC contender Tejay Van Garderen who was forced to abandon.

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2015 Tour Stage 17 reaction: Porte's a little bit disappointed but has got his 'climbing legs back'

Team Sky's Richie Porte's says he's a little bit disappointed after having to sit up and wait for Chris Froome but pleased that he has got his 'climbing legs back'.

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2015 Tour Stage 17 reaction: Geschke 'I didn't plan to cry on live TV'

Simon Geschke was overcome with emotion after winning Stage 17 and says it was a dream he's had since he was just 15.

Chapeau, Simon.

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Tour de France 2015: Stage 17 video preview

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Prudhomme: It's a great tour for France

Tour director Christian Prudhomme says that the strength of French cycling has shone through in recent weeks.

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Tinkov: We are the best team

Oleg Tinkov says Rafal Majka's Stage 17 win was further proof that his team is the finest on show in France.

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