Chris Froome can continue competing at the highest level for "three or four more years", Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford believes.Team Sky's Froome, 31, became Britain's first three-time Tour de France winner on Sunday when he added the 2016 race to his successes in 2013 and 2015.
"He's as hungry as ever," Brailsford told BBC Radio 5 live.
"Much of how far he can go will be about how much he can retain his desire," Brailsford added.
Froome's three victories in four years follows Sir Bradley Wiggins becoming the first Briton to win the race in 2012.
The 31-year-old beat Romain Bardet of France by four minutes and five seconds, with Colombia's Nairo Quintana in third and Britain's Adam Yates - who also took the white jersey for best young rider - in fourth.
"It would be my dream to keep coming back for the next five or six years and give myself the best opportunity of winning again," said Froome, who became the first person to defend the title for 20 years.
Froome's victory was not without incident, with accidents occurring on both stage 12, when he ran up Mont Ventoux after his bike was broken, and stage 19.
Speaking about the second crash, which occurred two days before the end of the race, he told Radio 4's Today programme: "It was pretty scary - the initial feeling is just to get straight back up again and in the next two or three minutes you go through the checks thinking, right, is everything still working?
"Everything was fine, you lost a bit of skin, but you've just got to keep going."
Froome, who was competing in his first Tour de France since becoming a father, dedicated the victory to his son, Kellan.
He said: "I'd love my son to look back in 10 years' time and for him to be proud of his old man."