Chris Froome wins Tour de France 2016 to claim third career victory
Chris Froome completed the 21st stage of the tour today 

Chris Froome made history by becoming the first Brit to win the Tour de France three times with his victory at the 2016 race.

The 31-year-old first won in 2013, and has also followed up his win last year with another fine performance this time.

In doing so, Froome is the first man to retain the Tour de France in over 20 years.

‘It would be my dream to keep coming back for the next five or six years and give myself the best opportunity of winning again,’ Froome said just before the final stage.

‘I can’t say the novelty is wearing off. It’s such an incredible event and to be in the yellow jersey is every cyclist’s dream and the biggest honour in our sport.

‘I hope I can be back next year to fight for it again.’