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2013 Tour de France
100th edition: June 29 - July 21, 2013

Stage 20 results and photos

Back to 2013 Tour de France | Photos from Stage 20 (posted below results and maps) |

Saturday, July 20: Stage 20: Annecy - Annecy Semnoz, 125 km

climbsRated Ascents:

Stage 20 finish

Weather: At Annecy at 12:25 PM local time it is 23C (74F) with some clouds and forecast to rise to 28C (83F). Wind is from the south at just 2 km/hr (1 mph) and later should come from the west at 10 km/hr (6 mph). Humidity is 65%. There is a 20% chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.

The Race: By the end of the descent of the first categorized climb, the Côte du Puget, ten men (including Jens Voigt, Juan Antonio Flecha, Pierre Rolland, Cyril Gautier and Christophe Riblon) were clear, but Movistar kept them on a short leash. On the Col de Près the gap was only 1min 22sec. Rolland, looking to get the maximum KOM points sprinted for the top a bit too aggressively and almost pushed Igor Anton into the spectators.

Bam! Jens Voigt blew the break apart on the lower slopes of Mont Revard. In just a few kilometers he was alone (in the big ring!) and the gap back to the Yellow Jersey group, which had been stabilized at about one minute grew to 1min 35sec. Philippe Gilbert and Tejay Van Garderen jumped out of the peloton and bridged up to a small group with Rolland, Riblon and Marcus Burghardt that was chasing Voigt. Soon it was Clarke, Gilbert, Gautier, Simon, Rolland and Riblon 90 seconds behind Voigt with Igor Anton in between. The Froome group was 3min 22sec behind Voigt.

Voigt, at 42, was the oldest man in the 2013 Tour. He went over Mt Revard more than a half-minute ahead of Anton and 2min 10sec in front of the Rolland group with theFroome group 3min 40sec back.

Two kilometers to the start of the final climb Sky moved to the front of the Froome Group and upped the pace.

With the start of the final climb there was still a lot to be decided. Beyond the KOM classification there was the fight for both second and third places with four riders within 47 seconds of each other. After the day's intermediate sprint Peter Sagan had the Green Jersey sewn up, he has only to finish the Tour to be the points winner.

Sky's pressure blew up the peloton before the official start of the climb, reducing it to about 12 riders. At this point it was Voigt up front followed by Rolland, Van Garderen and Alexis Vuillermoz at 52 seconds with the peloton 15 seconds further back.

Very quickly the Rolland trio was picked up by the Froome group, led by Rui Costa, and now only 8 riders strong.

8.5 km to go Alejandro Valverde led the Yellow Jersey group up to Voigt. Rodriguez attacked and took Quintana with him. Then, in an astonishing display of raw power Froome blasted by the pair. Froome couldn't hold the gap and Rodriguez and Quintana clawed their way back to him. Contador, marked by Richie Porte, was tossed.

Contador didn't have the suds on the day he needed them and with 5 km to go he was the virtual fourth place. Rodriguez did most of the work up front, pounding up the hill to gain a place on the podium.

Under the one-kilometer banner Froome attacked and was quickly marked by Quintana. A few seconds later Quintana dropped Froome and headed up the road for the KOM title, GC second place and the White Jersey. Then Rodriguez took off, leaving Froome to take third in the stage and the 2013 Tour de France.

Results:

  1. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar) 3hr 39min 4sec. 34.2 km/hr
  2. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) @ 18sec
  3. Christopher Froome (Sky) @ 29sec
  4. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) @ 1min 42sec
  5. Richie Porte (Sky) @ 2min 17sec
  6. Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  7. Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 2min 28sec
  8. John Gadret (Ag2r) @ 2min 48sec
  9. Jesus Hernandez (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 2min 55sec
  10. Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  11. Romain Bardet (Ag2r) @ 3min 1sec
  12. Christophe Riblon (Ag2r) @ 3min 22sec
  13. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel) @ 3min 24sec
  14. Daniel Moreno (Katusha) @ 3min 24sec
  15. Jan Bakelants (Radio Shack) @ 3min 51sec
  16. Bauke Mollema (Belkin) @ 3min 56sec
  17. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) s.t.
  18. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 4min 3sec
  19. Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) @ 4min 31sec
  20. Alexis Vuillermoz (Sojasun) @ 4min 36sec
  21. Andy Schleck (Radio Shack) @ 4min 50sec
  22. Maxime Monfort (Radio Shack) s.t.
  23. Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil) @ 5min 33sec
  24. José Serpa (Lampre-Merida) @ 5min 40sec
  25. Nicolas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 5min 58sec
  26. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 6min 11sec
  27. Luis Angel Mate (Cofidis) @ 6min 33sec
  28. Lars-Peter Nordhaug (Belkin) @ 6min 42sec
  29. Laurens Ten Dam (Belkin) s.t.
  30. Igor Anton (Euskaltel) s.t.
  31. Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  32. Jens Voigt (Radio Shack) @ 7min 8sec
  33. Guillaume Levarlet (Cofidis) @ 7min 25sec
  34. Anthony Delaplace (Sojasun) @ 7min 27sec
  35. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 7min 50sec
  36. Juan José Oroz (Euskaltel) @ 8min 39sec
  37. Rudy Molard (Cofidis) @ 8min 59sec
  38. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) s.t.
  39. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) s.t.
  40. Michael Rogers (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  41. Davide Malacarne (Europcar) @ 9min 18sec
  42. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 9min 24sec
  43. Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 9min 33sec
  44. Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun) @ 9min 43sec
  45. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 10min 56sec
  46. Sep Vanmarcke (Belkin) @ 11min 36sec
  47. Julien Simon (Sojasun) @ 11min 40sec
  48. Pierrick Fedrigo (FDJ) s.t.
  49. Barte de Clerck (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  50. Jérôme Coppel (Cofidis) s.t.

General Classification: 3,270 km raced so far at an average speed of 40.46 km/hr (25.14 mph).

  1. Christopher Froome (Sky) 80hr 49min 33sec
  2. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar) @ 5min 3sec
  3. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) @ 5min 47sec
  4. Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 7min 10sec
  5. Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 8min 10sec
  6. Bauke Mollema (Belkin) @ 12min 25sec
  7. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) @ 13min 0sec
  8. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) @ 16min 9sec
  9. Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) @ 16min 35sec
  10. Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) @ 18min 22sec
  11. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 19min 42sec
  12. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel) @ 20min 44sec
  13. Laurens Ten Dam (Belkin) @ 22min 22sec
  14. Maxime Monfort (Radio Shack) @ 24min 21sec
  15. Romain Bardet (Ag2r) @ 27min 25sec
  16. Michael Rogers (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 27min 34sec
  17. Daniel Moreno (Katusha) @ 33min 17sec
  18. Jan Bakelants (Radio Shack) @ 36min 34sec
  19. Richie Porte (Sky) @ 39min 41sec
  20. Andy Schleck (Radio Shack) @ 42min 49sec
  21. José Serpa (Lampre-Merida) @ 45min 51sec
  22. John Gadret (Ag2r) @ 46min 43sec
  23. Igor Anton (Euskaltel) @ 48min 26sec
  24. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 52min 12sec
  25. Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 54min 43sec
  26. Robert Gesink (Belkin) @ 55min 8sec
  27. Rui Alberto Costa (Movistar) @ 55min 17sec
  28. Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil) @ 56mn 30sec
  29. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 57min 49sec
  30. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 1hr 3min 26sec
  31. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 1hr 3min 38sec
  32. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 1hr 13min 1sec
  33. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) @ 1hr 13min 20sec
  34. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 1hr 15min 42sec
  35. Steve Morabito (BMC) @ 1hr 15min 42sec
  36. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 1hr 25min 5sec
  37. Christophe Riblon (Ag2r) @ 1hr 28min 46sec
  38. Bart de Clercq (Lotto-Belisol) @ 1hr 28min 49sec
  39. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1hr 30min 57ec
  40. Jesus Hernandez (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 1hr 33min 24sec
  41. Nicolas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 1hr 34mn 29sec
  42. Tom Dumoulin (Argos-Shimano) @ 1hr 35min 13sec
  43. Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel) @ 1hr 37min 10sec
  44. Tejay Van Gardeen (BMC) @ 1hr 38min 32sec
  45. Alexandre Geniez (FDJ) @ 1hr 38min 49sec
  46. Alexis Vuillermoz (Sojasun) @ 1hr 40min 48sec
  47. Ruben Plaza (Movistar) @ 1hr 41min 18sec
  48. Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) @ 1hr 43min 24sec
  49. Davide Malacarne (Europcar) @ 1hr 45min 3sec
  50. Lars-Peter Nordhaug (Belkin) @ 1hr 50min 1sec

Climber:

  1. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar): 147 points
  2. Christopher Froome (Sky): 136
  3. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 119
  4. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha): 99
  5. Christophe Riblon (Ag2r): 98

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Cannondale): 383 points
  2. Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step): 282
  3. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 232
  4. Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimasno): 177
  5. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha): 157

Young Rider:

  1. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar) 80hr 54min 36sec
  2. Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) @ 13min 19sec
  3. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 14min39sec

Team Classification:

  1. Saxo-Tinkoff: 241hr 52min 5sec
  2. Ag2r @ 8min 30sec
  3. Radio Shack @ 8min 52sec
  4. Belkin @ 38min 26sec
  5. Katusha @ 1hr 3min 48sec

Stage 20 map

Stage 20 map

Stage 20 profile

Stage 20 profile


Photos from Stage 20:

Clssification leaders

The wearers of the various classifcation jerseys at the start, from left: Pierre Rolland, Peter Sagan, Nairo Quintana and Christopher Froome.

Peloton ascends Mt Revard

Movistar leads the peloton up Mt Revard.

Panorama

Panorama

Alberto Contador and Chris Froome

Contador rode next to Froome with Peter Sagan (green kit) close by.

Team Sky

For three weeks Team Sky has worked to keep Froome out of trouble.

Phillipe Gilbert and Tejay Van Garderen

Philppe Gilbert helped Tejay Van Garderen get up to the break.

Pierre Rolland

Pierre Rolland rolled the dice again to try to win the KOM classification, but came up short.

Christophe Riblon was out looking for glory again

Christophe Riblon was out looking for glory again.

Jens Voigt

Jens Voigt escaped and wasn't seen again until the final climb.

Alejandro Valverde

Alejandro Valverde's efforts were good enough for fourth today.

Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador

John Gadret

John Gadret

Roman Kreuziger

Roman Kreuziger

The final three

The final three on the final climb. Joaquin Rodriguez lead Nairo Quintana and Chris Froome.

Quintana attacks

Near the top Nairo Quintana attacks.

Chris Froome and Jauquin Rodriguez

Chris Froome has no answer for Quintana's attack.

Nairo Quintana

Nairo Quintana easily wins the stage.

Joaquin Rodriguez

Joaquin Rodriguez' ride bounced Contador off the podium.

Chris Froome

Barring misfortune, Froome has the 2013 Tour de France wrapped up.

Nairo Quintana

The day's stage winner. Nairo Quintana still has to learn to time trial. If he does, then Katie bar the door...

Chris Froome

Chris Froome has ridden a faultless Tour.