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Photos: Chris Froome wins second Tour de France title

Team Sky rider Chris Froome has officially won his second Tour de France title, and Britain’s third, following the end of the famed race in Paris on Sunday.

“I was on my absolute limits, I felt like I was dying a thousand deaths on the Alpe,” Froome told local reporters.

Riders cycle during the 110.5-km (68.6 miles) 20th stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Modane to Alpe d'Huez in the French Alps mountains, France on July 25, 2015. Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Riders cycle during the 110.5-km (68.6 miles) 20th stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Modane to Alpe d’Huez in the French Alps mountains, France on July 25, 2015. Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Nairo Quintana of Colombia finished second after proving himself as a fierce challenger in the 20th stage of the race, cutting nearly a minute and a half off Froome’s lead at Alpe d’Huez.

Movistar rider Nairo Quintana of Colombia (R) and his team mate Alejandro Valverde of Spain climb during the 110.5-km (68.6 miles) 20th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Modane to Alpe d'Huez in the French Alps mountains, France on July 25, 2015. Quintana proved himself as he shaved off almost a minute and a half of Froome's lead in this crucial 20th stage. Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Movistar rider Nairo Quintana of Colombia (R) and his team mate Alejandro Valverde of Spain climb during the 110.5-km (68.6 miles) 20th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Modane to Alpe d’Huez in the French Alps mountains, France on July 25, 2015. Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain (C), the race leader's yellow jersey, celebrates his overall victory on the podium with second placed Movistar rider Nairo Quintana of Colombia (L) and third placed Movistar rider Alejandro Valverde of Spain (R) after the 109.5-km (68 miles) final 21st stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Sevres to Paris Champs-Elysees, France on July 26, 2015. Quintana faced a set back getting caught in an accident early on, his performance in the 20th stage anticipates that he will be a major star in future races. Photo by Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain (C), the race leader’s yellow jersey, celebrates his overall victory on the podium with second placed Movistar rider Nairo Quintana of Colombia (L) and third placed Movistar rider Alejandro Valverde of Spain (R) after the final 21st stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Sevres to Paris Champs-Elysees, France on July 26, 2015. Photo by Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain (C), the race leader's yellow jersey, cycles on the Champs-Elysees avenue during the 109.5-km (68 miles) final 21st stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Sevres to Paris Champs-Elysees, France on July 26, 2015. Participants at various stages of the race have spit on and booed Froome. Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain (C), the race leader’s yellow jersey, cycles on the Champs-Elysees avenue during the 109.5-km (68 miles) final 21st stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Sevres to Paris Champs-Elysees, France on July 26, 2015. Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain (C), the race leader's yellow jersey, celebrates his overall victory with team-mates after the 109.5-km (68 miles) final 21st stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Sevres to Paris Champs-Elysees, France, July 26, 2015. Photo by Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain celebrates his overall victory with team. Photo by Stephane Mahe/Reuters

“This is 100 percent a British victory,” Froome said after his win.

Froome has contributed two titles to Britain’s three Tour de France wins. Bradley Wiggins won for Britain in 2012.

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