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PARIS (AP) After the champagne bubbles fade and Chris Froome drifts away from his Sunday night celebrations to reflect on a fourth Tour de France win, he may do so with greater fondness than the others.
The first, in 2013, brought the bursting pride of a first success. But he won by more than four minutes, as he did last year. Although Nairo Quintana finished a little over one minute behind him in 2015, this year's victory - by just 54 seconds - over another Colombian, Rigoberto Uran, tastes sweeter.
"This Tour has been my toughest yet," Froome said.