Tour de France 2013

Britain’s Chris Froome has won 100th edition of Tour de France on 22nd July 2013 becoming the 2nd Briton to win this epic race consecutively. Previous year tour was won by Sir Bradley Wiggin of Britain.

Facts and Figures about Tour de France 2013

* Marcel Kittel claimed the final stage of the race.

* The second half of the race, heavy on climbing, with five mountain stages, took the riders to the top of Mont Ventoux and the two ascents of Legendary Alps.

* Here is the General Classification ranking of the Winner Teams.

RANK

RIDER

RIDER NO.

TEAM

TIMES

GAP

1.
GBR

FROOME Christopher

1 SKY PROCYCLING 83h 56′ 40”
2.
COL

QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander

128 MOVISTAR TEAM 84h 01′ 00” + 04′ 20”
3.
ESP

RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin

101 KATUSHA TEAM 84h 01′ 44” + 05′ 04”
4.
ESP

CONTADOR Alberto

91 TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 84h 03′ 07” + 06′ 27”
5.
CZE

KREUZIGER Roman

94 TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 84h 04′ 07” + 07′ 27”
6.
NED

MOLLEMA Bauke

164 BELKIN PRO CYCLING 84h 08′ 22” + 11′ 42”
7.
DEN

FUGLSANG Jakob

63 ASTANA PRO TEAM 84h 08′ 57” + 12′ 17”
8.
ESP

VALVERDE Alejandro

121 MOVISTAR TEAM 84h 12′ 06” + 15′ 26”
9.
ESP

NAVARRO Daniel

139 COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 84h 12′ 32” + 15′ 52”
10.
USA

TALANSKY Andrew

178 GARMIN – SHARP 84h 14′ 19” + 17′ 39”

About Tour de France

Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries.

The race was first started in 1903 to increase the paper sales for the magazine L’Auto, it is currently run by Amaury Sports Organisation.

Tour de France race consists of 21 stages or segments comprises of 3200 km run covering a period of 23 days. The race moves along clockwise and anticlockwise circuits of France.

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