Froome Toasts 3rd Tour Win With Beer, Then Bubbly

Briton wins cycling's elite race again
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 24, 2016 12:54 PM CDT
Froome Toasts 3rd Tour Win With Beer, Then Bubbly
2016 Tour de France winner Chris Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, speeds down the Champs Elysees with the pack as the Arc de Triomphe is seen in the background during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France in Paris, Sunday, July 24, 2016.   (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

(Newser) – Sharing beer and Champagne with teammates, Chris Froome celebrated his third Tour de France title in four years on Sunday, reports the AP. The Kenyan-born British rider finished safely at the back of the main pack during the final stage, arm-in-arm with his teammates during the mostly ceremonial final stage ending on the Champs-Elysees. Andre Greipel of Germany won the 21st leg.

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At the start of the stage, Froome dropped back to his Team Sky car to collect bottles of beer and distributed them to each of his eight teammates for a celebratory round. Then it was time for the traditional flute of Champagne. Froome rode a yellow bike to go with his yellow jersey, helmet, gloves, and shoes. His teammates had yellow stripes on their jerseys and yellow handlebars on their bikes. (Read more Tour de France stories.)

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