South African-raised British cyclist Chris Froome has won the famous Tour de France for the third time in a row… and the fourth time in his career.

Source: Twitter/TeamSky – “Chris Froome: father first, bike racer second. The long road to Paris is all worth it. Cool jersey Kellan! #F4OOMEY”

The 32-year-old, racing for Team Sky, told reporters: “Each time I have won has been so unique, such a different battle to get to this moment… They are all so special but this will be remembered as the closest and most hard fought.”

South Africa’s Louis Meintjes finished eighth in the general classification.

Louis tweeted this evening: “And thats @LeTour done ✅. Taking a lot of good memories home. And thanks again for all the support from back home ?????”

Chris was born in Kenya and educated in South Africa from the age of 14, where he attended St Andrews in Bloemfontein for 18 months, and then St John’s College in Johannesburg before studying Economics at the University of Johannesburg. He turned professional at the relatively ‘old’ age of 22. (Watch a video on YouTube here.)

Back in 2015, Chris showed he can still praat die taal!