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Froome: â??I couldn't be happierâ?ť

rider-interviews22.07.2012Stage 20- Rambouillet / Paris Champs-�lysées

It was suggested that the runner-up in the 2012 Tour could win... if he changed teams but Christopher Froome explained that he believes he might yet get that chance... with Sky.

“I'm blown away by what we as a team have achieved these last three weeks as a team; it's monumental. Also, for a team that's relatively new to cycling – this is only the third year for Team Sky now – so for us to have two riders standing on the top two steps of the podium on the Champs-Elysées... it's really something special. Hopefully it's set the precedent for us going forward in the future.
“I surprised myself. I knew I had very good condition coming into this race but you never know where your opposition is at and I was never confident that I would be right at the top of the sport. I'm really happy to be in this position and I hope to keep competing like this in the future.
“I might not need to change my team to be a winner of the Tour de France. I'd love to win it one day and let's see... I've learned so much this year being right there at the front of the race but not having the pressure of being the leader. I'm going to take that experience away and hopefully learn for the future.
“I never saw this day coming so I couldn't be happier.”

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Sagan: â??I want to finish
this season goodâ?ť
22.07.2012

Peter Sagan ended the Tour as he started it: in the green jersey. He won three stages, finished second in three - including the final stage. He'll start thinking...

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Van Garderen: â??It's been
a huge three weeksâ?ť
22.07.2012

He was fourth overall and the best young rider in the race. Tejay van Garderen will go from Paris to London to take part in his first Olympic Games.

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22.07.2012

For four years in a row, the winner of the final stage of the Tour de France is the same man. Mark Cavendish opened up his sprint right after crossing the Place de...

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