Chris Froome on Sunday won the Tour de France for a second time after a ceremonial final stage in Paris.
Chris Froome effectively sealed a second Tour de France title despite Nairo Quintana's nerve-shredding ascent of Alpe-d'Huez.
One more major test stands between Chris Froome and a second Tour de France title - but Nairo Quintana will push the Briton all the way up Alpe-d'Huez on Saturday.
Froome (Team Sky) had made serene progress until Friday's 138-kilometres 19th stage from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to La Toussuire when his rivals managed to expose him, and Quintana (Movistar) trimmed his overall advantage to two minutes 38 seconds.
Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) won, claiming some consolation for his poor title defence, after making his initial move when Froome adjusted his bike after a mechanical stop on the Col de la Croix de Fer.
Romain Bardet was victorious on stage 18 of the Tour de France as Chris Froome maintained his commanding advantage to move a step closer to a second title in Paris on Sunday.
German rider Simon Geschke held his nerve on some gruelling climbs and dangerous descents to time his breakaway perfectly and win Stage 17 in Pra-Loup.
Chris Froome fought off attack after attack to preserve his commanding Tour de France lead after stage 17 to Pra Loup.
Ruben Plaza won Stage 16 after an enthralling chase down the final descent into Gap against a frustrated Peter Sagan who finished second for the fifth time this Tour as Geraint Thomas was involved in a nasty crash with a telegraph pole.