Chris Froome wins Tour de France
Monday, July 22, 2013
The British cyclist Paris. The final stage of the Tour was won by from Germany. Froome's total time for the 3,400 km (2,112 miles) tour was 83 hours, 56 minutes and 40 seconds, four minutes and twenty seconds faster than the runner-up, from Colombia.won the 100th yesterday following the conclusion of the final stage in
Quintana edged out Froome byto take the jersey while took the green points jersey. 169 riders completed the twenty-stage tour at Paris' .
Last year, Froome came second to Sirwho did not participate this year following injuries. Froome's victory speech was dedicated to his mother Jane, who died in 2008 from cancer: "Without her encouragement to follow my dreams, I'd probably be at home watching this event on TV. It's a great shame she never got to come see the Tour, but I'm sure she'd be extremely proud if she were here tonight."
British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted congratulations to the 28-year-old Froome: "A brilliant win by Chris Froome. After two British winners it's only right the Tour de France comes to Yorkshire next year".
- "Tour de France: Chris Froome wins 100th edition of race" — , July 21, 2013
- William Fotheringham. "Froome's incredible journey culminates in Tour win" — , July 21, 2013