Team Sky's Chris Froome wins Velo d'Or for best cyclist of 2017
Last Updated: 17/10/17 12:04pm
Team Sky's Chris Froome has won the Velo d'Or for the best cyclist of 2017.
The Team Sky leader succeeds three-time world champion Peter Sagan and was awarded his trophy on Tuesday during the presentation of the Tour de France route.
Froome enjoyed a spectacular year, becoming the third man to complete the Tour-Vuelta double in the same season, after Jacques Anquetil in 1963 and Bernard Hinault in 1978, when the Vuelta was still held in the spring before the Tour.
The four-time Tour de France champion said: "It's obviously a season I will remember all my life."
Froome will be chasing a record-equaling fifth Tour victory next year to move level with Anquetil, Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain.