Chris Froome wins the Vélo d'Or 2017 after a memorable season.
It's the third time that Froome wins the Vélo d’Or after 2013 and 2015, after his historical Tour de France-Vuelta a España double win.
“It’s a great honour to have this trophy and I want to thank everybody who voted for me,” Froome said. “It was a fantastic year, I will remember it all my life. It was a special season, and I have to thank a lot of people.”
Froome is only the third rider to win the Tour-Vuelta double and the first since Bernard Hinault in 1983, who handed him the trophy today and labelling him as “a rider who will mark his generation".