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Topic - Jens Voigt
Only an accident or other freak mishap on Sunday's largely ceremonial final ride to Paris could stop Froome from winning the 100th Tour, a year after Bradley Wiggins won the 99th.
Italian cyclist Matteo Trentin won Saturday's hilly 14th stage of the Tour de France in a perfectly-timed sprint finish, while race leader Chris Froome preserved his overall lead after staying safely in the main pack.
"I gave everything," he said. "I'm happy and now it is over for me."
"Since I'm almost sure that this was my last Tour, I wanted to say a proper goodbye," said Voigt.