Chris Froome wins fourth Tour de France

The 32-year-old British cyclist came in 54 seconds ahead of Rigoberto Urán at the end of the final stage of the race into Paris where the convoy of one of the most prestigious cycling races in the world was routed through the Grand Palais with the riders racing under the famous glass roof, originally erected in 1897 for the universal exposition at the turn of the century.

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The French capital was in lockdown on Sunday, with extra rings of security around the Champs Élysées, which had been turned into a vast sterile zone as a foretaste of what awaits the French capital when the Olympics arrive in either 2024 or 2028. In an understandable attempt to put Paris on display as never before, the race was routed through the Grand Palais with the riders racing under the famous glass roof, originally erected in 1897 for the universal exposition of the turn of the century, reports The Guardian.