Speaking atop the podium, Froome said: "To my team-mates and support team. This is your yellow jersey too, I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for your sacrifice." "This is one special team and I'm proud to be a part of it." The Road to Paris Froome, a climbing specialist, took hold of the yellow jersey after attacking the final descent between Pau and Bagneres-de-Luchon on stage eight and refused to give it up over the ensuing weeks. He again claimed victory at the stage 18 mountain time trial from Sallanches to Megève. However, it was his unerring consistency in the stages between that extended his lead and kept the likes of Bardet and Quintana at bay. Yet that's not to say this was a Tour without
The 27-year-old rider has already claimed the World, Commonwealth and National road race title during her career, and now has her eyes firmly fixed on a first gold medal in Rio de Janeiro. Elizabeth Mary 'Lizzie' Armitstead fell into her profession by chance, really, when British Cycling's Olympic Talent Team visited Prince Henry's Grammar School, a state comprehensive school where she was educated.