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 leader, Jean-Christophe Péraud who was prematurely forced to retire, John Gadret was eighth in the 20th stage, while Romain Bardet was 11th and Christophe Riblon 12th. Contador may have come to win a Tour de France another time; he missed that objective but he will still stand on the podium on the Champs-Elysées in the company of all his team-mates.