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Chris Froome: 'Victory will take a while to sink in'

Froome: 'Victory will take a while to sink in'
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Chris Froome says that he became emotional when crossing the line in the yellow jersey and arm in arm with his teammates at the Tour de France.

Team Sky rider Chris Froome has said that he was overwhelmed with emotion when he crossed the finishing line with his teammates at the Tour de France.

The 28-year-old became the second British man in a row to win the yellow jersey and said that fact will take a while to feel real to him.

"I think it is going to take a while to really sink in," he told ITV Sport. "This has been a spectacular race, a fitting 100th edition.

"Crossing the line with guys brought tears to my eyes. I expected it to be big but this is something else."

Froome was quizzed repeatedly about doping during the 21-stage race, but he insisted that cycling has moved on, especially since the days of Lance Armstrong.

He added: "I'm glad I've had to face those questions after all the revelations of the last year.

"I'm glad that's been channeled towards me. I've been able to deal with it. Cycling has changed - the peloton is standing together."

Nairo Quintana finished four minutes and 20 seconds behind Froome.

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Chris Froome celebrates winning Stage 15 of the Tour de France on July 14, 2013
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