Sunday July 24th, 2016

Stage 21Chantilly / Paris Champs-Élysées

Start 16h35 (Local time)

Chris Froome: "This victory is for my son Kellan"

interview24.07.2016Stage 21- Chantilly / Paris Champs-Élysées

Chris Froome said in this speech to the public: “My son Kellan: this victory is for you. My thoughts go again to those who lost their lives in the tragedy in Nice. The values of sport are so important to a free society. We all love the Tour de France. We love the Tour because it's unpredictable. But we love the more for what stays the same: the passion of the fans from every nation along the road side, the beauty of the French countryside and the bonds of friendship created through a true sport. These things will never change. Just one more thing: [in French] merci pour votre gentillesse pendant ces difficiles semaines. Vive le Tour et vive la France!”

He added on TV: “It's amazing, amazing. It doesn't wear off after two times. Rolling on the Champs-Elysées is the same, it's an amazing feeling. My team-mates have emptied themselves every day, so it was important to show on the finishing line this is a team sport, this is what it's all about, what we've worked for… To be reunited with my boy here and to be able to hold him in my hands again is really special. He went a little bit ballistic with all the photographers, but it's such an amazing feeling…”

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