London: Six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy has hailed Chris Froome`s Tour de France victory as a huge achievement as Britain secured back-to-back wins in the event, which Hoy termed as `phenomenal`.
Froome won by four minutes 20 seconds after completing the final stage of the epic three-week road race arm-in-arm with his Sky team-mates in the traditional procession into Paris.
Hoy said that it was fantastic for British cycling to have two riders winning the Tour de France back-to-back, adding that a few years ago they had nobody who could reach the podium.
The Olympian added that it would have been lovely to see Bradley racing this year and even more fantastic to see both him and Chris competing together, but last year was Bradley`s year and this year is Chris`s.
Meanwhile, Froome said that the victory had brought tears into his eyes and although he expected it to be big, this was something even more great.