Chris Froome allowed himself a little smile as he crossed the finish line for the first time on stage 21 in Paris, knowing that he’d just won the 2015 Tour de France.
Due to the inclement weather in the French capital, organisers decided to take the winner’s time on the first crossing of the line on the Champs-Elysées, meaning Froome simply needed to reach the end of the race to take the title.
Andre Greipel proved he is the best sprinter in this year’s Tour, winning his fourth stage of the race and beating out all his rivals on the iconic stage finish in Paris.
The German out-sprinted Alexander Kristoff and Bryan Coquard to take the win in what is dubbed the unofficial sprinter’s world championships.
Froome’s win is his second in the past three years, with Team Sky having won three of the last four editions of the race.
Froome also won the race’s king of the mountains classification, with Peter Sagan wrapping up the points jersey.