FI’ZI:K’S TOUR 1-2-3 AS FROOME WINS HIS THIRD TOUR

Chapeau to Chris Froome, Romain Bardet and Nairo Quintana who got the best of three weeks in France to produce a podium full of fi’zi:k athletes, dominating the GC of the greatest bike race on earth.

Team Sky’s Chris Froome, aboard his fi’zi:k Antares Full Carbon saddle and arm-in-arm with his teammates, yesterday rolled down the Champs Elysees to secure the third Tour de France title of his career. The 31-year-old Brit sipped champagne and took a swig of Belgian beer on a memorable day that, for the first time, saw Froome cross the line victorious with the full complement of eight teammates.

‘To my teammates and support team, this is your yellow jersey, too,’ an emotional Froome said after the race. ‘I wouldn’t be standing here if it wasn’t for your commitment and sacrifice.’

Wout Poels (fi’zi:k Antares VS), Mikel Nieve (fi’zi:k Antares R1) and Sergio Henao (fi’zi:k Antares R1) forged a formidable three-pronged threat in the mountains, while Mikel Landa (fi’zi:k Arione VS) and Vasil Kiryienka (fi’zi:k Antares R1) put in brutal domestique shifts.

Then there were the three fellow Brits of Geraint Thomas (fi’zi:k R1B Uomo shoes), Luke Rowe (fi’zi:k Arione R1) and Ian Stannard (fi’zi:k Arione R1) who reeled in breaks and set a fierce tempo. Many suggest Team Sky 2016 is the greatest team to ever grace the roads of the Tour de France. On this evidence, it’s hard to disagree.

Our congratulations also got to Romain Bardet (fi’zi:k Arione 00 and AG2R La Mondiale), who finished an incredible second, 4:05mins behind Froome. Bardet’s stage 19 victory will live long in the memory. Nairo Quintana (fi’zi:k Antares 00 and Movistar), too, should take the plaudits for finishing third. Rumors circulated that ill-health meant the Colombian didn’t challenge as predicted but a podium place is still a fine achievement.

And, of course, Adam Yates (fi’zi:k Antares and Orica-BikeExchange). The 23-year-old Briton finished a magnificent fourth, capturing the white jersey for best young rider along the way. Many are saying that Yates will surely win this race in years to come.

Running, crashing, top-tube pedaling – this race had it all. Roll on the Vuelta…