Stage summary20.07.2013 in 18:02Quintana's coup... the arrival of a climbing king!
A short stage with a brutal finish has had netted a significant change to several classifications and the big winner of the 125km race from Annecy to the ski station above the town, Annecy Semnoz, was Nairo Quintana. The Colombian won the stage in an emphatic manner and and gained several extras for finishing the race 17» ahead of Joaquim Rodriguez and 29» in front of Chris Froome. It was a day when Movistar did most of the work at the front of the peloton as the team knew it had...read more
interview20.07.2013 in 19:00The coronation of Saxo-Tinkoff
The last selective stage of the Tour de France in 2013 confirmed the superiority of collective Team Saxo-Tinkoff, which postponed its goals on the team standings during the final week of the race. Semnoz was where two from the team dropped down the GC standings but the squad confirmed its position by placing three riders in the top 10: Alberto Contador (7th), Jesus Hernandez (9th), and Roman Kreuziger (10th).
AG2R La Mondiale was well beaten… once again. In the absence of its...read more
interview20.07.2013 in 18:53Chris Froome: "I had the overwhelming feeling of, 'I've done this...'"
It's a tradition at the Tour de France that the rider in the yellow jersey after the penultimate stage attends a media conference before the race to Paris. Here are some of the answers from the soon-to-be champion of the 100th Tour de France...read more
interview20.07.2013 in 18:20Nairo Quintana: "Even better than I expected"
The stage winner, the King of the Mountains, the winner of the youth classification, the second best rider in the 100th Tour... it's no wonder Nairo Quintana is happy after stage 20.read more
Sporting stakes19.07.2013 in 18:54One last throw of the dice
We've seen enough of the tactics employed by the various teams vying for the biggest prize of the 100th Tour de France to have a reasonable understanding of what we can expect to see in the final stage in the mountains of the 2013 edition. Going on the habits of the firs three weeks, it's safe to assume the following...
Sky will defend Chris Froome's lead.
Saxo-Tinkoff will be strong and attack if there's even the slightest whiff of weakness from the yellow...read more
Jersey wearers after the stage 14
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Will Chris Froome lose some of the advantage he holds over his GC rivals in stage 14?