28 Jul 2008

Dean philosophical at close finish in Paris

2:51 pm on 28 July 2008

The New Zealand cyclist Julian Dean says he's not disappointed to miss out on a stage win on the final day of the Tour de France.

Dean was in the running in the final sprint along the Champs Elysees, finishing 6th to clinch 9th place in the sprinter's classification.

He said last week he'd dreamed of winning the last stage in Paris but is overall pretty pleased with his race.