The Tour de France pays tribute to Felice Gimondi, one of its youngest winners
Le parcours en 3D / The route in 3D - Tour de France 20172017
A total of riders from 22 teams entered the race. The overall general classification won by Chris Froome of Team Sky , his fourth overall victory. Geraint Thomas Team Sky won the opening stage and became the Tour's first rider that year to wear the general classification leader's yellow jersey. Froome, who performed the best in the opening stage out of the pre-race favourites, took the lead after the fifth stage's summit finish. He held the lead until it was taken by Fabio Aru Astana at the end of stage twelve, where Froome lost time on the steep summit finish to Peyragudes. Froome retook the yellow jersey after the fourteenth stage and held it until the end of the race. The points classification was won by Michael Matthews of Team Sunweb , with teammate Warren Barguil , winner of two high mountain stages, taking the mountains classification as well as the award for most combative rider.
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Before Egan Bernal, Felice Gimondi was the youngest cyclist to have brought the Maillot Jaune to Paris, at the age of 22 years, 9 months and 15 days, precisely three months more than the Colombian. - The race was first organized in to increase sales for the newspaper L'Auto  and is currently run by the Amaury Sport Organisation. Participation expanded from a primarily French field, as riders from all over the world began to participate in the race each year.