Chris Froome: 'I never dreamed of being named alongside Merckx, Anquetil, Hinault, and Indurain'

Froome just one Tour de France win away from joining the greats

Chris Froome celebrates another day in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France

(Image credit: ASO/Pauline Ballet)

A humble Chris Froome accepted his place in Tour de France annals today as a four-time winner, but finds it unbelievable to be named in the same sentence as cycling legends like Eddy Merckx and Jacques Anquetil.

Team Sky's star blasted through the Marseille streets on Saturday afternoon to confirm his top spot in the closely fought general classification battle, before collecting his final yellow jersey in Paris on Sunday.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.