Chris Froome claims a hat-trick of Tour de France titles winning the 'closest and most challenging' race

Here's a look into Stage 21 that saw Chris Froome winning the Tour de France 2017 and Netherlands' Dylan Gronewegen winning his maiden stage.

FP Sports July 24, 2017 12:48:51 IST
Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium after Stage 21 of the Tour de France. Froome won his fourth and most challenging Tour de France title on Sunday. AP
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Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium after Stage 21 of the Tour de France. Froome won his fourth and most challenging Tour de France title on Sunday. AP
Chris Froome(yellow jersey) and his pack ride on the iconic Champs-Elysees avenue in the last stage of this year's Tour de France. This year saw Froome having his closest tour struggle as his final winning margin was less than a minute for the first time. AP
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Chris Froome(yellow jersey) and his pack ride on the iconic Champs-Elysees avenue in the last stage of this year's Tour de France. This year saw Froome having his closest tour struggle as his final winning margin was less than a minute for the first time. AP
Chris Froome(yellow jersey), holds a toast with teammates Germany's Christian Knees(L), Spain's Mikel Nieve, (2nd from left), and Colombia's Sergio Henao Montoya. AP
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Chris Froome(yellow jersey), holds a toast with teammates Germany's Christian Knees(L), Spain's Mikel Nieve, (2nd from left), and Colombia's Sergio Henao Montoya. AP
Froome, raises a toast to the members and technicians behind his fourth Tour de France victory.  AP
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Froome, raises a toast to the members and technicians behind his fourth Tour de France victory.  AP
Tour de France winner Chris Froome(yellow jersey) and Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski cross the finish line of Stage 21 that marked the end of a three-week long gruelling race.  AP
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Tour de France winner Chris Froome(yellow jersey) and Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski cross the finish line of Stage 21 that marked the end of a three-week long gruelling race.  AP
Meanwhile Netherlands' Dylan Groenewegen crosses the finish line ahead of Norway's Alexander Kristoff to win Stage 21 of the Tour de France. AP
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Meanwhile Netherlands' Dylan Groenewegen crosses the finish line ahead of Norway's Alexander Kristoff to win Stage 21 of the Tour de France. AP
This was the maiden stage win for Netherlands' Dylan Groenewegen.  AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
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This was the maiden stage win for Netherlands' Dylan Groenewegen.  AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Tour de France winner Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, Australia's Michael Matthews, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, France's Warren Barguil, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey and Britain's Simon Yates, wearing the best young rider's white jersey,on the podium after the last stage of the cycling race. AP
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Tour de France winner Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, Australia's Michael Matthews, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, France's Warren Barguil, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey and Britain's Simon Yates, wearing the best young rider's white jersey,on the podium after the last stage of the cycling race. AP
Tour de France winner Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, second place Rigoberto Uran of Colombia(L) and third place Romain Bardet of France (R) celebrate on the podium. AP
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Tour de France winner Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, second place Rigoberto Uran of Colombia(L) and third place Romain Bardet of France (R) celebrate on the podium. AP
Froome holds his son Kellan on the podium after the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France. AP
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Froome holds his son Kellan on the podium after the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France. AP