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2013 Tour de France
2013 UCI World Tour, race 18 of 29
2013 Tour de France map.png
Route of the 2013 Tour de France
Race details
Dates 29 June – 21 July
Stages 21
Distance 3,403.5 km (2,115 mi)
Winning time 83h 56' 40"
Palmares
Winner  Chris Froome (GBR) (Team Sky)
Second  Nairo Quintana (COL) (Movistar Team)
Third  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) (Team Katusha)

Points  Peter Sagan (SVK) (Cannondale)
Mountains  Nairo Quintana (COL) (Movistar Team)
Youth  Nairo Quintana (COL) (Movistar Team)
Team Saxo–Tinkoff
2012
2014

The 2013 Tour de France was the 100th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's Grand Tours. It started on the island of Corsica on 30 June and finished on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on 21 July. The Tour consisted of twenty-one race stages and covered a total distance of 3,403.5 km (2,115 mi). The race was won by Chris Froome of Team Sky. Second and third respectively were the Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) and the Team Katusha rider, Joaquim Rodríguez.

Marcel Kittel (Argos–Shimano) was the first rider to wear the race leader's yellow jersey after winning stage one. He lost the lead the next day to Jan Bakelants of RadioShack–Leopard, who managed to obtain a one-second lead from a late solo attack. Simon Gerrans gained the race lead after his team, Orica–GreenEDGE, won the stage four team time trial. Gerrans passed the lead on to teammate Daryl Impey after the fifth stage. Froome took the lead from Impey after the eighth stage, the first classified as mountainous. Froome maintained his lead for the remainder of the race by consolidating his lead through solid performances in the individual time trials and in the high mountains.

Froome became the second consecutive British cyclist to win the Tour de France, after Bradley Wiggins accomplished the feat the year before. In the race's other classifications, Movistar Team rider Quintana won the mountains classification and also finished as the best young rider in the general classification, finishing in second place overall; Peter Sagan of the Cannondale team was the winner of the points classification, with Saxo–Tinkoff finishing as the winners of the team classification. Christophe Riblon (Ag2r–La Mondiale) was given the award for the most combative rider.

Teams[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of teams and cyclists in the 2013 Tour de France.
The team presentation ceremony took place on 27 June at the harbour of Porto-Vecchio on the island of Corsica.

Twenty-two teams participated in the 2013 edition of the Tour de France.[1] All of the nineteen UCI ProTeams were entitled, and obliged, to enter the race.[1][2] On 27 April 2013, the organiser of the Tour, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), announced the three second-tier UCI Professional Continental teams given wildcard invitations, all of which were French-based.[3] The presentation of the teams took place at the harbour of Porto-Vecchio on the island of Corsica on 27 June, two days before the opening stage held in the town. Each team arrived by boat to the stage, before being introduced to the crowd.[4]

The number of riders allowed per squad was nine, therefore the start list contained a total of 198 riders.[5] From the riders that began this edition, 169 completed the race.[6] The riders came from 34 countries; France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Belgium and Germany all had 10 or more riders in the race.[5] The average age of all the riders was 29.45, with 19-year-old Danny van Poppel (Vacansoleil–DCM) as the youngest rider, and 41-year-old Jens Voigt (RadioShack–Leopard) the most senior.[7] Cannondale was the youngest team and Saxo–Tinkoff the oldest.[8]

The teams entering the race were:[1]

UCI ProTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

Pre-race favourites[edit]

A man wearing a black jersey.
Team Sky's Chris Froome was widely seen as the leading contender for the general classification.

In the run up to the 2013 Tour de France, Chris Froome was wideley considered as the top pre-race favourite for the general classification, with his closest rivals were thought to be Alberto Contador (Saxo–Tinkoff) and Joaquim Rodríguez (Team Katusha).[9][10][11][12][13] Astana's Vincenzo Nibali was also a possible contender after getting his first Tour podium in 2012 but he had focused on the 2013 Giro d'Italia.[14] The riders considered outsiders were BMC Racing Team riders Cadel Evans and Tejay van Garderen, Richie Porte (Team Sky), Jurgen Van den Broeck (Lotto–Belisol), Thibaut Pinot (FDJ.fr), Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin–Sharp), Robert Gesink (Belkin Pro Cycling), and Movistar Team riders Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana.[9][10][12][13]

The 2012 Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky, had focused on the Giro d'Italia, but retired early due to illness, subsequently pulling out because illness and injury had left him insufficient time to train for the Tour de France and chose not to ride.[15] This left Froome, runner-up in 2012, the undisputed leader of Team Sky. He had shown his form so far in 2013 season by winning four of the five stage races he had rode: Tour of Oman, Critérium International, Tour de Romandie and Critérium du Dauphiné.[10] Two-time Tour winner (2007 and 2009) Contador returned to the race having been suspended from the 2012 race;[9][16] he had won the 2012 Vuelta a España and his best major result of the season had been second in Oman.[11][17] Rodríguez had podium finishes in both the Giro and Vuelta in 2012, as well as winning the UCI World Tour.[9] He had top-ten placings in three major stage races in the season.[10]

The sprinters considered favourites for the points classification and wins in bunch sprint finishes were Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step), Peter Sagan (Cannondale), André Greipel (Lotto–Belisol), Matthew Goss (Orica–GreenEDGE) and Argos–Shimano riders Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb.[18][19][20][21] Cavendish won the points classicfication at the 2013 Giro and had shown his form with thirteen wins in the season.[18] In the previous year's Tour, Sagan won the points classification and had won the same at the Tour de Suisse in the month preceding the Tour.[20] Greipel, whose team manager Marc Sergeant claimed he had the best sprint train,[20] came into the Tour with nine wins in the season, including three at the Tour Down Under.[18] Goss only had one victory in the season, but had a team of strong and experienced riders.[20] Kittel, as with Greipel, would arrive with a team dedicated for the sprints and he had accumulated eleven wins in the season.[19] His teammate Degenkolb won five stages at the 2012 Vuelta and it was thought he was most likely to be used for the hillier stages.[20]

Route and stages[edit]

In celebration of the Tour's 100th edition the final stage, finishing on Champs-Élysées, took place in the evening for the first time.

On 24 November 2011, the ASO announced Corsica would host the 2013 edition's Grand Départ (the Tour's opening stages), the first time the Tour has visited the island.[22][23] The route of the race was unveiled on 24 October 2012 at the Palais des Congrès in Paris.[24] The Tour was the first to be completed entirely on French soil since 2003 and included ten new start or finish locations.[25] The Grand Départ in Corsica consisted of three stages. The ASO chartered the Mega Smeralda cruiseferry in Porto-Vecchio to house members of the organisation, media and others who work on the Tour and to host press conferences, although the riders stayed in hotels in and around the town.[26]

The opening stage left Porto-Vecchio and ended in Bastia, with next two stages ending in Ajaccio and Calvi respectively. The race then moved to mainland France at Nice. Stages five to eight formed a four-stage journey that navigated westwards finishing at the Ax 3 Domaines ski resort in the Pyrenees. Stage nine took place between Saint-Girons to Bagnères-de-Bigorre, before riders took an air transfer to the north-west of the country. Stage ten finished in the port city of Saint-Malo, with the next finishing at the Mont Saint-Michel island commune in Normandy. The following four stages, 11 to 15, crossed the center of the country back to the south-east finishing atop Mont Ventoux. The next five stages took place in and around the Alps, before a second air transfer took the Tour to the finish with the Champs-Élysées stage in Paris.[25]

There were 21 stages in the race, covering a total of 3,403.5 kilometres (2,115 mi), 93.4 km (58 mi) shorter than the 2012 Tour.[27][28] The longest race stage was the fourth at 228.5 km (142 mi), and stage 20 the shortest at 125 km (78 mi).[25] It featured a final set of stages which were described by journalist William Fotheringham as "brutal", including three Alpine stages in the last week along with a "viciously hard" time trial. As the 100th edition of the race, the 2013 edition featured some of the famous climbs from the history of the race, including a summit finishes on Mont Ventoux on stage 15, and Alpe d'Huez on stage 18.[29] These included a double ascent of the Alpe d'Huez, the first time the tour featured a double climb of this scale.[29][30] There were eight flat stages, three hilly stages, seven mountain stages (with four summit finishes), two individual time trial stages and one team time trial stage.[25] The final stage ending on the Champs-Élysées was an evening finish for the first time.[31] The rest days were after stage 9, in Saint-Nazaire, and 15, in Vaucluse.[25]

Stage characteristics and winners[25][32]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 29 June Porto-Vecchio to Bastia 213 km (132 mi) Flat stage  Marcel Kittel (GER)
2 30 June Bastia to Ajaccio 156 km (97 mi) Medium-mountain stage  Jan Bakelants (BEL)
3 1 July Ajaccio to Calvi 145.5 km (90 mi) Medium-mountain stage  Simon Gerrans (AUS)
4 2 July Nice 25 km (16 mi) Team time trial Orica–GreenEDGE
5 3 July Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille 228.5 km (142 mi) Flat stage  Mark Cavendish (GBR)
6 4 July Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier 176.5 km (110 mi) Flat stage  André Greipel (GER)
7 5 July Montpellier to Albi 205.5 km (128 mi) Flat stage  Peter Sagan (SVK)
8 6 July Castres to Ax 3 Domaines 195 km (121 mi) Mountain stage  Chris Froome (GBR)
9 7 July Saint-Girons – Bagnères-de-Bigorre 168.5 km (105 mi) Mountain stage  Dan Martin (IRL)
8 July Saint-Nazaire Rest day
10 9 July Saint-Gildas-des-Bois to Saint-Malo 197 km (122 mi) Flat stage  Marcel Kittel (GER)
11 10 July Avranches to Mont Saint-Michel 33 km (21 mi) Individual time trial  Tony Martin (GER)
12 11 July Fougères to Tours 218 km (135 mi) Flat stage  Marcel Kittel (GER)
13 12 July Tours to Saint-Amand-Montrond 173 km (107 mi) Flat stage  Mark Cavendish (GBR)
14 13 July Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule to Lyon 191 km (119 mi) Medium-mountain stage  Matteo Trentin (ITA)
15 14 July Givors to Mont Ventoux 242.5 km (151 mi) Mountain stage  Chris Froome (GBR)
15 July Vaucluse Rest day
16 16 July Vaison-la-Romaine to Gap 168 km (104 mi) Mountain stage  Rui Costa (POR)
17 17 July Embrun to Chorges 32 km (20 mi) Individual time trial  Chris Froome (GBR)
18 18 July Gap to Alpe d'Huez 172.5 km (107 mi) Mountain stage  Christophe Riblon (FRA)
19 19 July Le Bourg-d'Oisans to Le Grand-Bornand 204.5 km (127 mi) Mountain stage  Rui Costa (POR)
20 20 July Annecy – Mont Semnoz 125 km (78 mi) Mountain stage  Nairo Quintana (COL)
21 21 July Versailles to Paris 133.5 km (83 mi) Flat stage  Marcel Kittel (GER)
Total 3,403.5 km (2,115 mi)[27]

Race overview[edit]

Peter Sagan (pictured in the final stage) held the green jersey as the leader of the points classification after the third stage until the end of the Tour.

In the first stage, the Orica–GreenEDGE team bus had become stuck under the finishing arch in Bastia, Corsica, and with the peloton (the main group) 10 km (6.2 mi) away, the race officials moved the finish to the 3 km (1.9 mi) to go marker. As the peloton closed in, the bus was freed, and the decision was reversed. Marcel Kittel took the victory from the bunch sprint, putting him in the race leader's yellow jersey; he also became the first leader of the points classification, with Juan José Lobato (Euskaltel–Euskadi) taking the polka dot jersey as the leader of the mountains classification. Two crashes occurred in the stage; the first with 37 km (23 mi) remaining and the second in the final kilometers, which included a contender for the stage, Mark Cavendish.[33] The second stage RadioShack–Leopard's Jan Bakelants launched an attack from a breakaway group in the final kilometer to win in Ajaccio, one second ahead of the encroaching peloton. The yellow jersey switched to Bakelants, and Pierre Rolland of Team Europcar claimed the polka dot.[34] Simon Gerrans (Orica–GreenEDGE) won the third stage, the final in Corsica, from a bunch sprint in Calvi. Peter Sagan took over the points classification.[35] Orica–GreenEDGE won stage four's 33 km (20.5 mi) team time trial in and around Nice, putting Gerrans in the yellow jersey. Omega Pharma–Quick-Step came in second place, one second in arrears, with Team Sky a further two.[36]

The fifth and sixth stages ended in bunch sprints, with Cavendish and André Greipel the victors respectively.[37][38] After stage six, Daryl Impey became the first South African rider to wear the yellow jersey. His teammate Gerrans ensured it for him by holding back at the finish allowing Impey – who was second overall – the time necessary to replace him at the top of the general classification.[38] Sagan claimed the seventh stage from a bunch sprint in Albi, with Ag2r–La Mondiale rider Blel Kadri talking the polka dot jersey.[39] In stage eight, the Tour's first mountain stage, which ended at the Ax 3 Domaines, Froome attacked a select five-rider group, which included Alberto Contador and Alejandro Valverde, as they passed the lone leader Nairo Quintana with 5 km (3.1 mi) remaining. Froome took the stage win, fifty-one seconds ahead of his teammate Richie Porte, with Valverde third a further seventeen down. Contador and Quintana finished one minute forty-five seconds behind Froome. Froome's victory win put him in the lead of the general and mountains classifications, ahead of Porte.[40] In the ninth stage, Froome managed to subdue attacks from his rivals, although his team's efforts left him isolated for the majority of the stage. After a descent from the mountain pass of La Hourquette d'Ancizan, a group of twenty-three riders came into the finish in Bagnères-de-Bigorre, where Dan Martin (Garmin–Sharp) beat Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) from sprint, twenty seconds ahead of the group. Porte lost eighteen minutes, dropping from second overall to thirty-third, with Valverde moving up to second. Rolland took back the polka dot jersey.[41][42] The next day was the first rest day of the Tour.[25]

Chris Froome (Team Sky) leading Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) to stage fifteen's finish atop Mont Ventoux, before Froome attacked to take his second stage win.

Kittel took his second stage of the Tour win from the bunch sprint in the tenth stage, with his compatriot Greipel second.[43] Stage eleven's individual time trial between Avranches and Mont Saint-Michel was taken by Omega Pharma–Quick-Step's Tony Martin. Froome came second with a deficit of twelve seconds, over two minutes ahead of the second placed overall Valverde, extending his lead to over three minutes.[44] Two flat stages ending with bunch sprints then followed; the first, stage twelve, was won by Kittel, ahead of Cavendish,[45] who came back to win the next. The stage saw Valverde suffer a punctured tyre and lose almost ten minutes, struggling to match the pace set by Cavendish's Omega Pharma–Quick-Step team at the head of the race.[46] Stage fourteen was taken by Omega Pharma–Quick-Step's Matteo Trentin from a large breakaway that held off the peloton.[47] Stage fifteen, finishing on Mont Ventoux, saw all of the leading contenders, with exception of Froome and Contador, dropped on the early part of the final climb. Froome then moved away from Contador and caught Quintana, who had attacked earlier in the climb. The pair worked together to put time into their rivals, before Froome attacked with 1.2 km (0.7 mi) remaining and soloed to the finish. This gave Froome a lead of four minutes and fourteen seconds over Mollema in second place, with Contador a further eleven seconds back. Froome regained the lead in the mountains classification.[48] The following day was the Tour's second rest day.[25]

The sixteenth stage saw a twenty-six rider breakaway reach the final climb, the Col de Manse, where Rui Costa (Lampre–Merida) attacked and then descended own his own to the finish in Gap.[49] Froome won stage seventeen's time trial, finishing the 32 km (19.9 mi) course from Embrun to Chorges in 51 minutes and 33 seconds, with Contador coming in nine seconds behind, in second place. Contador moved up to second overall, four minutes and thirty-four seconds down, with teammate Roman Kreuziger third.[50] In the Tour's queen stage, the eighteenth, early breakaway riders Christophe Riblon (Ag2r–La Mondiale) and Tejay van Garderen lead on the second ascent of Alpe d'Huez. Van Garderen attacked on the early slopes, opening up a margin of forty-five seconds on Riblon in the second part of the climb, before Riblon passed with 2 km (1.2 mi) remaining and took the stage win by fifty-nine seconds. Quintana and Rodríguez came in fourth and fifth respectively, over two minutes in arrears.[51] With 5 km (3.1 mi) to go, Porte and Froome, who came in under minute after the aforementioned pair, were penalised twenty seconds as Porte went back to the team car to retrieved an energy gel and water bottle for Froome outside the designated zone. Froome extended his lead over Contador by thirty-seven seconds.[52]

Nairo Quintana (pictured at the 2013 Paris–Nice) won the penultimate stage (stage twenty) at Mont Semnoz, securing the mountains classification.

Costa repeated his feat of three stages previous by taking victory in stage nineteen, by attacking on the final climb of Col de la Croix Fry and soloing to the finish in Le Grand-Bornand. There were no major changes at the head of general classification.[53] Stage twenty, the penultimate stage, saw the leaders of the general classification still together at the head of the race with 8 km (5 mi) remaining of the final climb of Mont Semnoz. Quintana and Rodríguez then attacked, with Froome the only rider able to bridge, and again the pair pulling away, with Quintana managing to hold off Rodríguez by eighteen seconds to take the stage win, with Froome a further eleven down. Contador came in seventh, two minutes and twenty-eight in arrears, dropping to fourth overall, with Rodríguez moving up to third.[54] With the double points gained with his win Quintana secured the mountains classification.[55]

The final stage was won by Kittel on the Champs-Élysées, his fourth stage win of the race. Froome finished the race to claim his first Tour de France, becoming the second British rider to win the race.[31] He beat second-placed Quintana by four minutes and twenty seconds, with Rodríguez third, a further forty-four seconds down.[6] Sagan won his second consecutive points classification with a total of 409, 100 ahead of Cavendish in second.[6][31] Froome placed second behind Quintana in the mountains classification, with Rolland third. The best young rider was Quintana, followed by Andrew Talansky (Garmin–Sharp) and Michał Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step) respectively. Saxo–Tinkoff finished as the winners of the team classification, eight minutes and twenty-eight seconds ahead of second-placed Ag2r–La Mondiale.[6]

Classification leadership[edit]

There were four main individual classifications contested in the 2013 Tour de France, as well as a team competition. The most important was the general classification, which was calculated by adding each rider's finishing times on each stage. The rider with the least accumulated time is the race leader, identified by the yellow jersey; the winner of this classification will be considered the winner of the Tour.[56][57] If a crash happened within the final 3 km (1.9 mi) of a stage, not including time trials and summit finishes, the riders involved received the same time as the group they were in when the crash occurred.[58] There were no time bonuses given for this edition of the Tour.[59]

Points classification "coefficient" ranking for the 21 stages[60][57]
Stage classification 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
No particular difficulty
Medium-mountain
Short with uneven terrain
Very difficult
Very difficult short
Time trial

The points classification leader was identified with a green jersey.[56] Riders received points for finishing among the highest placed in a stage finish, or in intermediate sprints during the stage.[57] The points available for each stage finish were determined by the "coefficient" ranking scale.[60]

No changes were made to the mountains classification, where points were awarded to the riders that reached the top of the most difficult ascents first. The climbs were categorised as either hors catégorie (English: beyond category), first, second, third, or fourth-category, with more points available for the higher-categorized climbs.[57] The overall leader wore a polka dot jersey.[56] Double points were awarded on the summit finishes on stages 5, 15, 18 and 20.[57]

The young rider classification, denoted by a white jersey,[56] was calculated the same way as the general classification, but the classification was restricted to riders who were born on or after 1 January 1988.[59] The team classification was calculated using the finishing times of the best three riders per team on each stage (not the team time-trial); the leading team was the team with the lowest cumulative time. The number of stage victories and placings per team determined the outcome of a tie.[59] The riders in the team that lead this classification were identified with yellow number bibs on the back of their jerseys and yellow helmets.[56] In addition, there was a combativity award, given after each stage to the rider considered, by a jury, to have "made the greatest effort and who has demonstrated the best qualities of sportsmanship".[59] The winner wore a red number bib the following stage.[56] At the conclusion of the Tour, Christophe Riblon won the overall super-combativity award.[6][59]

A total of €2,023,300 was awarded in cash prizes in the race. The overall winner of the general classification received €450,000, with the second and third placed riders getting €200,000 and €100,000 respectively; all finishers of the race were awarded with money. The holders of the classifications benefited on each stage they lead; the final winners of the points and mountains were given €25,000, while the best young rider and most combative rider got €20,000. Team prizes were available, with €10,000 for the team time trial and €50,000 for the winners of the team classification.[61] There was also a special award with a prize of €5,000, the Souvenir Henri Desgrange, given to first rider (Nairo Quintana) to pass the summit of the highest climb in the Tour, the Port de Pailhères in stage eight.[62][63]

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
A yellow jersey.
Points classification
A green jersey.
Mountains classification
A white jersey with red polka dots.
Young rider classification
A white jersey.
Team classification
A white jersey with a yellow number bib.
Combativity award
A white jersey with a red number bib.
1 Marcel Kittel Marcel Kittel Marcel Kittel Juan José Lobato Marcel Kittel Vacansoleil–DCM Jérôme Cousin
2 Jan Bakelants Jan Bakelants Pierre Rolland Michał Kwiatkowski RadioShack–Leopard Blel Kadri
3 Simon Gerrans Peter Sagan Simon Clarke
4 Orica–GreenEDGE Simon Gerrans Orica–GreenEDGE no award
5 Mark Cavendish Thomas De Gendt
6 André Greipel Daryl Impey André Greipel
7 Peter Sagan Blel Kadri Jan Bakelants
8 Chris Froome Chris Froome Chris Froome Nairo Quintana Movistar Team Nairo Quintana
9 Dan Martin Pierre Rolland Romain Bardet
10 Marcel Kittel Jérôme Cousin
11 Tony Martin Michał Kwiatkowski no award
12 Marcel Kittel Juan Antonio Flecha
13 Mark Cavendish Saxo–Tinkoff Mark Cavendish
14 Matteo Trentin Julien Simon
15 Chris Froome Chris Froome Nairo Quintana Sylvain Chavanel
16 Rui Costa RadioShack–Leopard Rui Costa
17 Chris Froome Saxo–Tinkoff no award
18 Christophe Riblon Christophe Riblon
19 Rui Costa Pierre Rolland
20 Nairo Quintana Nairo Quintana Jens Voigt
21 Marcel Kittel no award
Final Chris Froome Peter Sagan Nairo Quintana Nairo Quintana Saxo–Tinkoff Christophe Riblon
  • In stage two, Alexander Kristoff, who was second in the points classification, wore the green jersey, because Marcel Kittel wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification during that stage.[64] Additionally, Danny van Poppel, who was second in the young rider classification, wore the white jersey, because Marcel Kittel wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification during that stage.[64]
  • In stage nine, Pierre Rolland, who was second in the mountains classification, wore the polka dot jersey, because Chris Froome wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification during that stage. Froome and Rolland both had collected 31 points up to this point, but Froome claimed the polka dot jersey, because he had crossed the line as first on first category mountains more often than Rolland.[65]
  • In stage thirteen, the combativity award was voted to Omega Pharma–Quick-Step by the jury to recognize the contributions of the entire team. Mark Cavendish was then selected to represent the team on the podium.[66]
  • In stages sixteen to eighteen, Mikel Nieve, who was third in the mountains classification, wore the polka dot jersey, because Chris Froome wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification during those stages, and Nairo Quintana wore the white jersey as leader of the young rider classification during the same stages.[67]
  • In stage nineteen, Christophe Riblon who was third in the mountains classification, wore the polka dot jersey, because Chris Froome wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification during those stages, and Nairo Quintana wore the white jersey as leader of the young rider classification during the same stages.[68]
  • In stage twenty, Pierre Rolland, who was second in the mountains classification, wore the polka dot jersey, because Chris Froome wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification during that stage.[69]
  • In stage twenty-one, Andrew Talansky, who was second in the young rider classification, wore the white jersey, because Nairo Quintana wore the polka dot jersey as leader of the mountains classification.[70]

Final standings[edit]

Legend
A yellow jersey. Denotes the winner of the general classification[56] A green jersey. Denotes the winner of the points classification[56]
A white jersey with red polka dots. Denotes the winner of the mountains classification[56] A white jersey. Denotes the winner of the young rider classification[56]
A white jersey with a yellow number bib. Denotes the winner of the team classification[56] A white jersey with a red number bib. Denotes the winner of the super-combativity award[56]

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Chris Froome (UK) A yellow jersey. Team Sky 83h 56' 40"
2  Nairo Quintana (COL) A white jersey with red polka dots.A white jersey. Movistar Team + 4' 20"
3  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 5' 04"
4  Alberto Contador (ESP) A white jersey with a yellow number bib. Saxo–Tinkoff + 6' 27"
5  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) A white jersey with a yellow number bib. Saxo–Tinkoff + 7' 27"
6  Bauke Mollema (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 11' 42"
7  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Astana + 12' 17"
8  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team + 15' 26"
9  Daniel Navarro (ESP) Cofidis + 15' 52"
10  Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin–Sharp + 17' 39"

Points classification[edit]

Final points classification (1–10)[6]
Rank Rider Team Points
1  Peter Sagan (SVK) A green jersey. Cannondale 409
2  Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 312
3  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Belisol 267
4  Marcel Kittel (GER) Argos–Shimano 222
5  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha 177
6  Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP) Vacansoleil–DCM 163
7  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Movistar Team 156
8  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 110
9  Chris Froome (GBR) A yellow jersey. Team Sky 107
10  Christophe Riblon (FRA) A white jersey with a red number bib. Ag2r–La Mondiale 104

Mountains classification[edit]

Final mountains classification (1–10)[6]
Rank Rider Team Points
1  Nairo Quintana (COL) A white jersey with red polka dots.A white jersey. Movistar Team 147
2  Chris Froome (GBR) A yellow jersey. Team Sky 136
3  Pierre Rolland (FRA) Team Europcar 119
4  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha 99
5  Christophe Riblon (FRA) Jersey red number.svg Ag2r–La Mondiale 98
6  Mikel Nieve (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi 98
7  Moreno Moser (ITA) Cannondale 72
8  Richie Porte (AUS) Team Sky 72
9  Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) Garmin–Sharp 64
10  Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 63

Young rider classification[edit]

Final young rider classification (1–10)[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Nairo Quintana (COL) A white jersey with red polka dots.A white jersey. Movistar Team 84h 01' 00"
2  Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin–Sharp + 13' 19″
3  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 14' 39"
4  Romain Bardet (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale + 22′ 22″
5  Tom Dumoulin (NED) Argos–Shimano + 1h 30′ 10″
6  Alexandre Geniez (FRA) FDJ.fr + 1h 33' 46″
7  Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 1h 34' 37″
8  Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA) Sojasun + 1h 35′ 45″
9  Tony Gallopin (FRA) RadioShack–Leopard + 1h 58' 39″
10  Arthur Vichot (FRA) FDJ.fr + 2h 10' 46″

Team classification[edit]

Final team classification (1–10)[6]
Rank Team Time
1 Saxo–Tinkoff A white jersey with a yellow number bib. 251h 11′ 07″
2 Ag2r–La Mondiale + 8' 28″
3 RadioShack–Leopard + 9' 02″
4 Movistar Team + 22' 49″
5 Belkin Pro Cycling + 38' 30″
6 Team Katusha + 1h 03' 48″
7 Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1h 30' 34″
8 Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 1h 50' 25″
9 Team Sky + 1h 56' 42″
10 Cofidis + 2h 07' 11″

UCI World Tour rankings[edit]

The race was the eighteenth of the twenty-nine events in the UCI World Tour, with riders from the WorldTeams competing individually for points that contributed towards the rankings.[71] Points were awarded to the top twenty finishers in the general classification and to the top five finishers in each stage.[72] The 587 points accrued by Chris Froome put him in to the lead of the individual ranking, with Peter Sagan dropping to second. Team Sky retained their lead of the team ranking, ahead of Movistar Team. Spain remained as leaders of the nations ranking, with Great Britain second.[73]

UCI World Tour individual rankings (1–10)[74][75]
Rank Prev. Name Team Points
1 4  Froome, ChrisChris Froome (GBR) Team Sky 587
2 2  Sagan, PeterPeter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale 409
3 8  Rodríguez, JoaquimJoaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha 390
4 13  Quintana, NairoNairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team 366
5 1  Cancellara, FabianFabian Cancellara (SUI) RadioShack–Leopard 351
6 6  Martin, DanDan Martin (IRL) Garmin–Sharp 327
7 3  Nibali, VincenzoVincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana 322
8 5  Porte, RichieRichie Porte (AUS) Team Sky 287
9 12  Valverde, AlejandroAlejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team 274
10 16  Kreuziger, RomanRoman Kreuziger (CZE) Saxo–Tinkoff 258

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