Rival teams praise 'super' Sky at the Tour de France

Chris Froome did not win the Tour de France on his own, but was backed by eight Sky team-mates to make an unbeatable combination that is the envy of rivals

Chris Froome and Team Sky during 2016 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

It will not just be Chris Froome who is remembered in the Tour de France's history books years from today when he takes his third title, but the "super" Team Sky/Froome collective, say experts.

Froome today will ride into Paris for his third Tour title, following wins in 2013 and 2015 and a second place and support role to Bradley Wiggins's win in 2012. He crushed the field over the last three weeks to build a 4-05-minute lead over Frenchman Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) in second place.

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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.