Chris Froome wins 100th edition of the Tour de France
July 22 , 2013
British cyclist Chris Froome has won the 100th edition of the Tour de France and this marked the second consecutive victory for Britain.
Bradley Wiggins had won the title in 2012.
The winner brought home in style the yellow jersey and was the overall race victor. Froome dedicated his victory to his mother who had died of cancer in the year of 2008. He said that she had given him hopes and dreams.
“Without her encouragement to follow my dreams, I’d probably be at home watching this event on TV,” he said, as reported by BBC. “It’s a great shame she never got to come see the Tour, but I’m sure she’d be extremely proud if she were here tonight.” Froome also thanked his teammates who he said had played a big role in keeping the yellow jersey on his shoulders. The victor was joined by his teammates in yellow-tinted sunglasses as he handed a glass of champagne while riding along a Team Sky car.