"The Maillot Jaune is special, very special," Froome said, using the yellow jersey's French name.
"I love the sacrifices, the training, the hard work. That's what gets me out of bed in the mornings. I'm not trying to do it for a specific amount of Tour titles or fame," he said after sealing his win in the Alps. "I love riding my bike. I love pushing my body to the limit. I love the freedom that cycling gives you."