The historic 100th edition of the Tour de France came to a conclusion yesterday on the tree-lined Champs-Elysees in Paris with Christopher Froome of Great Britain retaining the overall lead to win his first yellow jersey. The second half of the race, heavy on climbing, with five mountain stages, took the riders to the top of Mont Ventoux and on two ascents of the legendary Alpe d'Huez. The final stage ended as the first, with German sprinter Marcel Kittel in front.
Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, toasts with Sky Procycling team manager David Brailsford of Britain, rear left, during the 21st and last stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 133.5 kilometers (83.4 miles) with start in Versailles and finish in Paris, France, on July 21. (Laurent Cipriani/Associated Press)