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Greipel Wins Stage 21, Froome Wins 3rd Tour de France

Sky's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, second place Romain Bardet of Ag2R, left, and third place Nairo Quintana of Movistar, right, celebrate on the podium after Stage 21 of the 2016 Tour de France in Paris, France, Sunday, July 24, 2016.(Stephane Mantey Pool via AP)
Sky's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, second place Romain Bardet of Ag2R, left, and third place Nairo Quintana of Movistar, right, celebrate on the podium after Stage 21 of the 2016 Tour de France in Paris, France, Sunday, July 24, 2016.(Stephane Mantey Pool via AP)

Lotto-Soudal sprinter André Greipel kept alive his record of winning at least one stage in every Tour de France he has entered with a win...




  • Katusha's Ilnur Zakarin celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win Stage 17 of the Tour de France, 184.5 kilometers (114.3 miles) from Bern to Finhaut-Emosson, Switzerland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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  • Peter Sagan Tinkoff, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, crosses the finish line ahead of Katusha’s Alexander Kristoff to win Stage 16 of the 2016 Tour de France, 209 kilometers (129.9 miles) from Moirans-en-Montagne to Bern, Switzerland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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  • IAM’s Jarlinson Pantano celebrates as he crosses the finish line ahead of Tinkoff’s Rafal Majka to win Stage 15 of the 2016 Tour de France, 160 kilometers (99.4 miles) from Bourg-en-Bresse to Culoz, France, Sunday, July 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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  • Dimension Data's Mark Cavendish flashes four fingers for his fourth victory in this year's Tour de France as he crosses the finish line to win Stage 14, 208.5 kilometers (129.2 miles) from Montelimar to Villars-les-Dombes, France, Saturday, July 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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  • Sky's Chris Froome crosses the finish line of Stage 13 of the 2016 Tour de France, an individual time trial of 37.5 kilometers (23 miles) between Bourg-Saint-Andeol and La Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, France, Friday, July 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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  • Richie Porte, Chris Froome, and Bauke Mollema fight their way through the crowd in the final kilometer of Stage 12 of the 2016 Tour de France, seconds before the trio crashed headlong into a TV motorcycle. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) Sky's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, right, Trek-Segafredo’s Bauke Mollema, center, and BMC’s Richie Porte crash at the end of Stage 12 of the Tour de France, Thursday, July 14, 2016. (Bernard Papon/ Pool Photo via AP)

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  • Tinkoff’s Peter Sagan crosses the finish line ahead of Sky's Chris Froome, while Tinkoff’s Maciej Bodnar, rear, fist-pumps at the end of Stage 11 of the 2016 Tour de Franc, 162.5 kilometers (100.7 miles) from Carcassonne to Montpellier, France, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

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  • Orica’s Michael Matthews, left, celebrates as he crosses the finish line head of Peter Sagan of Tinkoff, center, and Dimension Data’s Edvald Boasson Hagen to win Stage Ten of the 2016 Tour de France, 197 kilometers (122.4 miles) from Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra, to Revel, France, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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  • Giant Alpecin’s Tom Dumoulin celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win Stage Nine of the 2016 Tour de France, 184.5 kilometers (114.3 miles) from Vielha Val d'Aran, Spain, to Andorra Arcalis, Andorra, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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  • Sky’s Chris Froome celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win Stage Eight of the 2016 Tour de France, 184 kilometers (114.3 miles) from Pau to Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Saturday, July 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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  • Dimension Data’s Stephen Cummings crosses the finish line to win Stage Seven of the 2016 Tour de France, 162.5 kilometers (100.7 miles) from L'Isle-Jourdain to Lac de Payolle, France, Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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  • Dimension Data sprinter Mark Cavendish celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win Stage Six of the Tour de France, 190.5 kilometers (118.1 miles) from Arpajon-sur-Cere to Montauban, France, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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  • BMC’s Greg van Avermaet celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Stage Five and take the overall leader's yellow jersey of the Tour de France cycling race, 216 kilometers (134.2 miles) from Limoges to Le Lioran, France, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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  • Etixx-Quickstep sprinter Marcel Kittel, center, leads Direct Energie’s Brian Coquard, right, and Katusha’s Alexander Kristoff (left) toward the finish line during Stage Four of the Tour de France, 237.5 kilometers (147.3 miles) from Saumur to Limoges, France, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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  • Dimension Data’s Mark Cavendish, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, crosses the finish line ahead Lotto-Soudal's Andre Greipel, left, and Peter Sagan of Tinkoff, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, to win Stage 3 of the Tour de Franc, 223.5 kilometers (138.6 miles) from Granville to Angers, France, Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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  • Peter Sagan celebrates on the podium after winning Stage 2 of the Tour de France, 183 kilometers (113.7 miles) from Saint-Lo to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France, Sunday, July 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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