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Yellow jersey winner Chris Froome of Team Sky near the Arc de Triomphe during the 109.5-km final stage of the 102nd Tour de France. Photograph: Reuters

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Chris Froome of Britain’s Team Sky celebrates his Tour de France victory in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

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Britain’s Chris Froome celebrates with his Sky teammates after winning the Tour de France. Photograph: Laurent Rebours/Reuters

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Chris Froome will secure his second Tour de France win in Sunday’s final stage. Photograph: Getty

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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt does his trademark “lightening bolt” after winning Olympic gold in the 200m in London. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

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Colombia’s Nairo Quintana pulls away from the yellow jersey of Chris Froome, during the 19th stage of the Tour de France  between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and La Toussuire in the  French Alps. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

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 Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, ride in the pack during the 18th stage of the Tour de France  between Gap and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in the  French Alps. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

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 Chris Froome, wearing the  yellow jersey, rides in the pack past a lake during the 18th stage  of the Tour de France  between Gap and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in the French Alps. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

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