Froome becomes 1st in modern era to win Vuelta-Tour de France double
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Chris Froome is without peers.

The 32-year-old Brit made modern history Sunday, wrapping up the Vuelta a Espana title to become the first cyclist in modern history - and the first from Britain, period - to capture the Vuelta-Tour de France double.

The last man to win the top Spanish tour and the Tour de France was Bernard Hinault in 1978, according to The Guardian.

Matteo Trentin won the Vuelta's 21st stage Sunday, but Froome was the story, riding into Madrid with his Sky teammates, who did so much to ensure his feat.

Froome will now undoubtedly go down as one of the top three general classification grand tour riders of all time.

Saturday was also the final race of Spanish legend Alberto Contador's career, and he went out as he should - with champagne:

Contador knows how Froome is feeling Sunday. The Spaniard was the last to win a Grand Tours double, in 2008, when he won the Vuelta and Giro d'Italia.

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