On a rainy day in Paris prior to an evening sunshine at the time of the final presentation, Chris Froome (Team Sky) was crowned the winner of the Tour de France for the second time. His impatience to secure the overall classification was cut short as the referees took the times at the first crossing of the line on the Champs-Elysées. André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) won the final bunch sprint to clinch his fourth stage victory and the sixth for a German rider out of twenty since the Grand...read more
It's been a hard Tour since the very first stages. The fight was hard and the points scale was different from last year's. The most important for me was to not have crashed. I've done my best all year. I think I've done well. It's been a nice experience to do the Tour with someone like Alberto Contador, he's a big champion.
I'm happy and excited. It's my second podium for my second participation. We also won the teams classification, which is very important for those who usually don't get rewarded. The podium is spectacular. Compared with two years ago, this time I came as a sole leader and it adds value to my achievement. In 2013, I was in a state of shock, I didn't understand what was happening. Now I'm more mature. I'm more of a leader. My career is going very well.
The yellow jersey has a long history. I've always respected and honored it. I've been proud of it every day I've had it. It's been long to reach this second win, step by step. So many things have happened since we started in Holland. It's been stressful. We've had to fight, on the bike and off the bike. I feel better now because I I wanted this picture of the podium so badly. That's why I wake up every morning to go and train. I'm unable to say if this victory is nicer than last one. Winning...read more
This podium brings me good memories and a great satisfaction. It's not the first time but it's something you never get tired of. The teams classification makes me very happy because I see smiling faces. All the guys have done a great job and usually only the leaders are awarded but with this price, they're all on stage. Fortunately, this sport has a future secured in our country. There'll be more victories coming and it'll please many young guys.
This is the most amazing place for winning a bike race. It's a dream coming true. I've claimed the biggest success of my career on the Champs-Elysées, in the capital of the sprint. I had tried four times before and I'm delighted that I've finally done it in 2015. Nobody will be able to take this victory out of my record book. I've got it because of my family and trainers. I thank them, as well as my team Lotto-Soudal. We've had an amazing Tour de France. We've won four bunch sprints out of...read more
The start proper of the conclusive stage of the 102nd Tour de France will take place in Ville-d'Avray where the very first Tour de France officially finished in 1903 before the final parade to Paris. Unless an accident occurs, the results are known: Chris Froome will be crowned for the second time on the Champs-Elysées with Nairo Quintana accompanying him on stage like two years ago and Alejandro Valverde occupying the third spot this time. The Kenyan-born rider is also the King of the...read more
Jersey wearers after the stage 1
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Sponsorship and Environment
Since it was founded, Amaury Sport Organisation has been involved in various sponsorship and philanthropy activities. It is the generosity of sport that can be found in a certain number of initiatives aiming to invest in the workings of the disciplines themselves (sponsorship of the French Federation of Cycling), in a humanitarian and social framework, (Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, Actions Dakar, Un Techo Para Mi Pais) or in the environmental sphere (Madre De Dios, selective sorting, etc.). Read more
A.S.O. is committed to integrating environmental considerations into the organisation of its races: Limiting CO2 emissions; A quality waste management policy for the spectators but also for the organisers and the riders; The promotion of cycling as an alternative, environmentally-friendly means of transport. Read more