Riders and directors pay tribute to 'Tour de France great' Chris Froome

Froome's colleagues laud the praise on the four time Tour de France winner

Chris Froome celebrates with his son at the 2017 Tour de France in Paris (ASO/Pauline Ballet)

(Image credit: Pauline Ballet)

Chris Froome's "cannibal instincts" are helping him to become one of cycling's greats, if he is not already after four Tour de France wins.

The 32-year-old Brit confirmed his win in Paris, the most hotly contested of his four titles. Along with those titles, Froome counts seven stage wins, three Critérium du Dauphiné titles and two overall Tour de Romandie victories.

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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.