If social media is anything to go by, Chris Froome should be getting a knighthood this year

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Britain has enjoyed something of a golden era of athletes in recent years, but have any of them impressed more than Chris Froome?

The Briton from Team Sky all but secured his fourth Tour de France title after the penultimate stage in France, finishing third in the time trial in Marseille and extending his lead over second place to 54 seconds overall.

Sunday’s stage into Paris is traditionally a procession, with Team Sky’s Froome set to become the seventh man to win the Tour without a single stage win.

Froome was awarded an OBE in 2016, but do his four Tour titles mean he should be Sir Chris Froome?

Britain’s Sir Bradley Wiggins won the Tour just the once in 2012, but has eight Olympic medals (five gold, one silver, two bronze) to Froome’s two bronze Olympic medals.

Whether he’s knighted or not, Froome’s efforts on the bike have made him the rider of the decade as far as Tours are concerned, as well as one of the most successful men on a bike of all time.

Might 2018 provide a fifth Tour win for ‘Sir’ Chris Froome?

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