Chris Froome at Tour de France 2013

Chris Froome at Tour de France 2013

The 2013 Tour de France was the 100th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling’s Grand Tours. It started on the island of Corsica on 30 June and finished on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on 21 July. The Tour consisted of twenty-one race stages and covered a total distance of 3,403.5 km (2,115 mi). The race was won by Chris Froome of Team Sky. Second and third respectively were Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) and the Team Katusha rider, Joaquim Rodríguez.

Froome became the second consecutive British cyclist to win the Tour de France, after Bradley Wiggins accomplished the feat the year before. In the race’s other classifications, Movistar Team rider Quintana won the mountains classification and also finished as the best young rider in the general classification, finishing in second place overall; Peter Sagan of the Cannondale team was the winner of the points classification, with Saxo–Tinkoff finishing as the winners of the team classification. Christophe Riblon (Ag2r–La Mondiale) was given the award for the most combative rider. Marcel Kittel won the most stages, with four.

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