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Chris Froome of Team Sky rides during the 21st and last stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France on Sunday. Photo: IC
Briton Chris Froome cemented his status as one of the greatest Tour de France riders when he secured his third title on Sunday after a three-week rocky ride.

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Team Sky rider Froome survived two crashes and even a jog up a mountain road to add to his 2013 and 2015 triumphs and become the first rider to retain his title since Spaniard Miguel -Indurain in 1995.

American Lance Armstrong won seven titles in succession from 1999 but was erased from the winners' list after admitting to doping.

"This tour has obviously -taken place against the backdrop of -terrible events in Nice and we pay our respect again to those who lost their lives," Froome said of the recent incident in which a man killed 84 people when he drove a truck through a Bastille Day crowd on the seafront at the Riviera city.

"Of course these kinds of events put sport into perspective but they also show why the values of sport are so important to free society."

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Colombian Nairo Quintana, runner--up in 2013 and 2015 who was -expected to push Froome to the limit, ended up a disappointing third puma creepers white australia , 3:08 off the pace.

Pole Rafal Majka won the polka dot jersey for the mountain classification and his Tinkoff teammate, world champion -Peter -Sagan, clinched a fifth green -jersey for the points classification.

Sagan puma creepers pink australia , who won three stages, was also voted the most aggressive rider in the three-week race while Adam Yates showed Britain was full of resources, ending up fourth overall and winning the white jersey for the best under-25 rider.

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Froome built his success on an impressively strong Team Sky , arguably the best-assembled in recent Tour history, being able to rely on domestique de luxe -Wouter Poels in the mountains.

The Briton, however puma creepers rihanna australia , had a few scares.

In the 12th stage ending on Mont Ventoux, he crashed when he was involved in an incident with a TV motorbike and even ran up the road after his bike was broken.

Froome hit the deck again on a slippery descent in the 19th stage, but he had by then sewn up his win thanks to strong performances in the time trials and surprise attacks on a descent and the flat.

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And now Rio is what dominates his thoughts.

"Yes, I'm hoping to do the time trial at the Olympics," said the 31-year-old. "I think it's a course that suits me well vans classic slip on australia , with -almost 1,000 -meters of climbing and almost 60 kilo-meters in length. It's going to be an extremely tough event. I took bronze at the last Olympics in London. It would be absolutely incredible to medal again this year."

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Washington woke early Friday in a light drizzle and facing the prospect of a new presidency which few deny will redefine the United States in the four years to come.

Most streets were closed in downtown Washington and intersections were lined up with buses, trucks and even humvees, as well as security personnel of all ranks and uniforms, to ensure that all goes along as planned at the inauguration of the 45th U.S. president.

Hard-core supporters defied the cold and rainy weather to show up at the U.S. Capitol as early as 5:30 a.m. EST (1030 GMT), eagerly waiting over six hours for the man they hope would bring jobs, wealth, safety and above all, greatness back to their country.

Like in a sports game, many spectators chose to put on the color of their home team, the Republican red, which was displayed on the popular "Make America Great Again" baseball hats or star-spangled scarfs.

Local media reported that just under 1 million were estimated to have attended the ceremony, about half the turnout at Barack Obama's inauguration.

Most of those who showed up to support Trump on the West front of the Capitol Building were white.

"The U.S. can use a businessman in the White House rather than a career politician," said Robert Scott, an aerospace industry worker from Dayton, Ohio. "Once people go to work, it will solve a lot of our problems."

Amid the fanfare that began around 9:30 a.m. EST (1430 GMT), Congress members, members of the incoming administration, Donald Trump's family, former U.S. presidents, and finally Trump himself appeared in front of the crowd, but to drastically different reactions from the mass.

In tier one was Trump, his family members and Vice President Mike Pence, then came former Republican President George W. Bush, who were welcomed by chants of "Trump" or "USA".

In contrast, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, who fought Trump bitterly in the most negative presidential race in modern history, only received a courteous round of applause at best.

The audience showed an unhidden disdain for Democrats, laughing when Hillary's face came on the big screen, and booing repeatedly when Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, delivered his speech.

An elderly Trump supporter of Westchester County, New York, who identified herself as Susan, said she disliked Clinton, who lived "ten minutes away," because she didn't trust her.

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