Tour de France 2013: Chris Froome won 100th Edition of the Race

Chris Froome from Britain on 21 July 2013 has won the 100th edition of the Tour de France.

Created On: Jul 25, 2013 18:17 ISTModified On: Jul 26, 2013 18:08 IST

Chris FroomeChris Froome from Britain on 21 July 2013 has won the 100th edition of the Tour de France.

It was Britain's second successive victory in the race. Earlier in year 2012 Sir Bradley Wiggin, Froome's Team Sky colleague became the first Briton to win Tour de France.

Facts and Figures of the Race

• Marcel Kittel claimed the final stage in the twilight, with Manxman Mark Cavendish third in a hotly-contested sprint along the Champs Elysees.
• The second half of the race, heavy on climbing, with five mountain stages, took the riders to the top of Mont Ventoux and on two ascents of the legendary Alpe d'Huez.
• The final stage ended as the first, with German sprinter Marcel Kittel in front.
• Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider was third, as Germany's Kittel won a fourth stage in this year's race and Andre Greipel finished second, with more than 35000 spectators lining the streets in the French capital.

Tour de France

About Tour de France

The 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 organized in 1903 to increase paper sales for the magazine L'Auto; it is currently run by the Amaury Sport Organisation. The race has been held annually since its first edition in 1903 except for when it was stopped for the two World Wars.

The Tour is a UCI World Tour event, which means that the teams that compete in the race are mostly UCI ProTeams, with the exception of the teams that the organizers invite.

The modern editions of the Tour de France consist of 21 day-long segments (stages) over a 23-day period and cover around 3200 kilometres (2,000 mi).[10] The race alternates between clockwise and anticlockwise circuits of France. The number of teams usually varies between 20 and 22, with nine riders in each.


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