Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Stage 20: 146km from Megeve to Morzine
  2. Froome holds 4min 11secs lead in yellow jersey
  3. Froome's lead will not be challenged on Sunday's final into Paris
  4. Romain Bardet second overall, Nairo Quintana third
  5. Jon Izaguirre of Spain wins stage
  6. Get involved #bbccycling

Live Reporting

By Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Join us for a party

    Froome

    First Briton to win three Tours, first Briton to win back-to-back Tours, first Briton to wear the yellow jersey while running up Mont Ventoux.

    Chris Froome does it all.

    Tomorrow, he will quaff Champagne on his way into Paris - join me for a description of every last swig, as we get involved in the celebrations.

  2. Allergies for Quintana

    Quintana

    Third-place Nairo Quintana, who had twice finished as runner-up to Chris Froome, has spoken to Le Tour.

    "I finish very happy. Three Tours, three podiums, it's a lot of joy.

    "We came with a more ambitious objective, we tried but this is the greatest race in the world. I must be happy with this third place. I suffered from allergies but I felt better in the last couple of days.

    "But Chris Froome was too strong. It's the third time I lose against him but I'm still happy with our team showing on this Tour and the whole of the season. We showed we were one of the best teams in the world. Now it's time for Paris and celebrations."  

  3. The last five Tour de France winners

    2012 - British

    2013 - British

    2014 - Italian

    2015 - British

    2016 - British (probably)

  4. Tour de Force

  5. Adam Yates will take white jersey

    yates

    One thing Adam Yates will have is a lovely bright white jersey.

    It means he's been the best young rider on this year's Tour (under 25) - he finishes top of the classification, 2mins 16secs ahead of Louis Meintjes.

    If you had offered him that, plus fourth in the GC three weeks ago, he'd have snaffled it right up. But he may be thinking about 'what if' when looking at the podium.

  6. Sky's the limit

  7. Yates' position

    It's extremely unlikely Adam Yates will get on the podium now, Gareth.

    All the riders will finish with pretty much the same time and Yates trails Quintana by 21secs - so only a crash or injury for Quintana would see that change.

    Even without his 10-second penalty from yesterday's stage, Yates would have been unlikely to make it.

  8. Get Involved

    #bbccycling

    Gareth Wyld: Could Adam Yates still take third in a break or sprint finish?

  9. Mind the gap

    How will this victory for Chris Froome compare to his other two in terms of the size of the win?

    His current lead is 4mins 5secs over Romain Bardet - that will only change by a few seconds, if at all.

    Froome's championship last year was won with a margin of 1min 12secs.

    But in 2013 there was a whopping 4mins 20secs gap - that should remain his biggest success (in terms of time).

  10. 'It was a nice way to end'

    Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas on ITV4: "I rode the climb and took it steady on the descent and we had Froome sit on me. It was fast but no risks at all.

    "When Kreuziger was up the road we knew the other teams would be more worried. 

    "I was feeling good and it was a nice way to end.

    "The strength in depth has been massive in the team. We have a lot of good climbers, probably the most we've had of any Tour and we've still got nine riders on the race."

  11. Why has Froome won?

    Chris Froome

    In case you're wondering how Chris Froome can be the de facto Tour de France winner when there's still a stage to go, here's why:

    On the final stage that traditionally rolls into Paris it is customary to not attack the yellow jersey - it's not a written down rule, but nobody will do it.

    The only competitive element of the stage will be the wonderful sprint finish on the Champs Elysees.

    So, all Chris Froome has to do is get to the finish line and complete the Tour de France. He can run the last few yards if he wants, he'll just need to push his bike alongside him.

  12. Feeling mellow yellow

  13. Yellow jersey

    Confirmation that Nairo Quintana will take third on the podium - at least it will be different to his two runners-up places to Chris Froome in 2013 and 2015.

    But it means Adam Yates won't have a top-three finish to show for his unbelievable Tour.

    1. Froome

    2. Bardet +4mins 5secs

    3. Quintana +4mins 21secs

    4. Yates +4mins 42secs

    5. Porte +5mins 17secs

    GC
  14. Stage result

  15. Get Involved

    #bbccycling

    Vivek: Congrats to Chris Froome! This was never a fight, Froome was just class above everyone else!

    Karl Brookes: Congrats to the 'Industrial Military Complex' that is @chrisfroome of @TeamSky. See you & #bbccycling in Paris, in yellow, tomorrow!

  16. Froome making history

    Froome

    Chris Froome will become the first Briton to successfully defend the Tour de France championship tomorrow and the first (recognised) back-to-back winner since Miguel Indurain in 1995.

  17. 'Shows how strong Sky have been'

    Rob Hayles

    Former GB cyclist

    He crosses the line with four team-mates and that's how strong they were. Absolutely fantastic for Chris Froome and Team Sky. The yellow jersey will be on his shoulders tomorrow after a tough stage. Well done! 

  18. Post update

    Amid all that, there was the rare sight of a Nairo Quintana attack - unfortunately it was about 200m from the finish line.

    It meant he finished a few seconds ahead of Adam Yates and will probably keep the Briton off the podium in Paris.

  19. Get Involved

    #bbccycling

  20. Chris Froome set to win Tour de France

    And, with the finish line in sight, there's an injection of pace.

    Team Sky roll to the end of the stage and Chris Froome shakes his head in relief. No fist in the air, no yelp of joy - just pure relief.