Kristoff takes Paris sprint success

After a series of frustrating near-misses, Alexander Kristoff snatched victory on the final stage of the Tour de France, winning the bunch gallop on the Champs Elysées in Paris. The Norwegian took two stages back in 2014 but had to wait until the last stage of this year’s event to taste champagne again. He was close to the front when Belgian champion Yves Lampaert (QuickStep Floors) was caught on the finishing straight, then came off the wheel of John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) to nab the win.

Degenkolb was chased all the way to the line by Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ), but hung on for second.