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London, July 27 (ANI): Chris Froome, who became the first Briton to win Tour de France for the second time, has said that he will always respect the yellow jersey and will never dishonour it.

The 30-year-old Briton crossed the line alongside his Sky team-mates to clinch a second Grand Boucle crown following his 2013 success.

The Nairobi born cyclist said the yellow jersey was very special and he would always respect it and never dishonour it, the BBC reported.

He also said that it was time that someone needed to speak up for the cyclists and he was happy to do it and make a stand.

Froome defeated Colombia’s Nairo Quintana to the yellow jersey by 72 seconds with Spain’s Alejandro Valverde coming in third.

Mark Cavendish finished sixth after the 109.5km race from Sevres at the Champs-Elysees.

By winning this title, Froome and his Team Sky, have now bagged three of the last four of cycling’s showpiece races. (ANI)

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