Chris Froome wins Tour de France for second time

The British cyclist rode a rain-soaked final stage to Paris after a three-week race when he was the target of regular attacks over drugs use claims.

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Rain at the Tour de France finish on the Champs Elysées is a rare event. Although the bulk of the soaking came during the early miles through the Paris suburbs, the peloton had not been this sodden during the Tour’s grand finale since a depleted bunch splashed up and down the cobbles led by Marco Pantani and his team-mates at the end of the scandal-hit 1998 race, reports The Guardian.