Photographer: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images
Photographer: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Froome Keeps Tour's Yellow Jersey

Team Sky's Chris Froome won a historic fourth Tour de France victory, leaving him one short of the record. Here's the highlights of the 2017 edition of world's most famous bike race. 

A Fourth Win
A Fourth Win

Riding past the famous Arc de triomphe in the yellow jersey, Chris Froome sealed his fourth overall victory in the race.

A Toast...
A Toast...

Time for a glass of champagne as the yellow jersey wearer makes his way to Paris.

One last Breakaway...
One last Breakaway...

The breakaway group rides through Sisteron on stage 19, from Embrun to Salon-de-Provence.

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Almost There...
Almost There...

With Team Sky's Chris Froome surviving the second testing alpine stage Thursday, he looks all but certain to hold the yellow jersey to Paris. 

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Barguil Victorious On The Izoard
Barguil Victorious On The Izoard

French climbing sensation Warren Barguil sealed the King of the Mountains competition, with a stunning summit finish victory on the Col d’Izoard, and will now wear the polka-dot jersey to Paris.

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Slovenian Supremacy
Slovenian Supremacy

Stage 17 saw Lotto Jumbo's Slovenian rider (and former professional ski-jumper) Primoz Roglic launch an audacious long-range attack into Serre Chavalier, 35km from the finish. He secured the stage more than a minute ahead of his nearest rival.

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The Peloton Welcomes the President
The Peloton Welcomes the President

French president Emmanuel Macron paid the race a visit, and offered his congratulations to race leader Christopher Froome after the first alpine stage.

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Cavendish Crashes Out
Cavendish Crashes Out

Stage four saw an unthinkable moment as current world champion Peter Sagan appeared to elbow Mark Cavendish, far left, into the barriers during the final sprint at a speed of 60kph. The race jury moved swiftly to relegate Sagan from the stage and later disqualified the rider. Cavendish abandoned the tour with fractured shoulder blade.

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Stars and Water Carriers
Stars and Water Carriers

A team Sunweb rider packs his jersey with bottles of drink, ready to distribute to teammates on a long and hot stage 14 to Rodez.

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The Dangers
The Dangers

With frantic racing sometimes hitting speeds in excess of 100kph on mountainous descents, riders risk life and limb as they control their bikes in the peloton. In the 2017 edition, so far dozens of riders have abandoned the race.

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Mountain High
Mountain High

Riders string out as they ascend a mountain pass on stage 14 between Saint-Girons and Foix.

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Within A Whisker Of The Win
Within A Whisker Of The Win

It was tears for Team Sunweb's Warren Barguil, initially awarded the stage nine win over Cannondale's Rigoberto Uran, only for the decision to be reversed in a photo finish.

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Bastille Best
Bastille Best

However a resilient Barguil later went on to seal the first french victory on Bastille day in 12 years. His stage 13 win came after conquering three Pyreneean passes en route to the finish in Foix.

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The Race Ramps Up
The Race Ramps Up

Fabio Aru of Italy, right, takes the race by the scruff of the neck as the road ascends during stage 15.

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Damp in Dusseldorf
Damp in Dusseldorf

Heavy rain on the opening 14 kilometer time trial in Dusseldorf saw many riders crash out as they struggled to control their bikes on the slippery tarmac. With no less than four Team Sky riders finishing inside the top 10, rival teams questioned the legality of Sky's skinsuit garment, with the raised dimpling on the forearms allegedly providing an aerodynamic advantage over a traditional lycra skinsuit.

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