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Gallery: 100 images of the 100th Tour de France

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Nairo Quintana (Movistar), second overall, Chris Froome (Sky) winner Tour de France 2013, Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) third overall

Nairo Quintana (Movistar), second overall, Chris Froome (Sky) winner Tour de France 2013, Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) third overall
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Christopher Froome with the spoils of victory on the podium in Paris after the 100th Tour de France

Christopher Froome with the spoils of victory on the podium in Paris after the 100th Tour de France
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Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) wins stage 1 of the Tour de France.

Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) wins stage 1 of the Tour de France.
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Tony Martin (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) and others after a crash

Tony Martin (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) and others after a crash
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The Orica-GreenEdge bus got stuck under the finish line not long before the stage finish.

The Orica-GreenEdge bus got stuck under the finish line not long before the stage finish.
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The 2013 Tour de France peloton enjoys the view

The 2013 Tour de France peloton enjoys the view
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Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard) wins stage 2 of the Tour de France

Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard) wins stage 2 of the Tour de France
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Marcel Kittel (Argos Shimano) lost his yellow jersey

Marcel Kittel (Argos Shimano) lost his yellow jersey
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Chris Froome (Team Sky) put in an attack

Chris Froome (Team Sky) put in an attack
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Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard) puts on the yellow jersey

Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard) puts on the yellow jersey
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Magnificent blue water in Corsica

Magnificent blue water in Corsica
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The coast of Corsica

The coast of Corsica
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Gerrans and Sagan weren't sure who won stage 3

Gerrans and Sagan weren't sure who won stage 3
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Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil) and Alexis Vuillermoz (Sojasun) in the breakaway

Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil) and Alexis Vuillermoz (Sojasun) in the breakaway
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The finish was so close, Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) didn't celebrate

The finish was so close, Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) didn't celebrate
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Team Sky zooms by some young fans

Team Sky zooms by some young fans
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The triumphant Orica-GreenEdge team

The triumphant Orica-GreenEdge team
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Simon Gerrans takes the maillot jaune

Simon Gerrans takes the maillot jaune
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Christian Vande Velde can't believe he's crashed in the Tour de France... again.

Christian Vande Velde can't believe he's crashed in the Tour de France... again.
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Mark Cavendish won by a clear set of wheels in Marseille

Mark Cavendish won by a clear set of wheels in Marseille
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The jersey wearers at the start of stage 5

The jersey wearers at the start of stage 5
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The devil cheers on the riders

The devil cheers on the riders
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The peloton came to a stop behind the final kilometer crash

The peloton came to a stop behind the final kilometer crash
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Neil Stephens and Simon Gerrans (Orica - GreenEdge) groove on

Neil Stephens and Simon Gerrans (Orica - GreenEdge) groove on
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Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) sprints to win stage 6

Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) sprints to win stage 6
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Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma Quick Step) signals for help after a crash

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma Quick Step) signals for help after a crash
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Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) is the first African in the yellow jersey.

Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) is the first African in the yellow jersey.
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Peter Sagan (Cannondale) wins stage 7 of the 2013 Tour de France

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) wins stage 7 of the 2013 Tour de France
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The Tour's three Canadian riders will be pleased to see this Mountie-clad spectator along the route of stage 7

The Tour's three Canadian riders will be pleased to see this Mountie-clad spectator along the route of stage 7
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Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) holds his bike aloft as he tries to get around a crash blocking the road.

Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) holds his bike aloft as he tries to get around a crash blocking the road.
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A familiar sight as Sky takes control as the road tilts upward

A familiar sight as Sky takes control as the road tilts upward
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The RadioShack team camper was searched by authorities

The RadioShack team camper was searched by authorities
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The peloton en route from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines in stage 8 at the Tour de France

The peloton en route from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines in stage 8 at the Tour de France
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Chris Froome shadows his Sky teammates

Chris Froome shadows his Sky teammates
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Cadel Evans (BMC) fights to the finish at Ax 3 Domaines

Cadel Evans (BMC) fights to the finish at Ax 3 Domaines
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Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) is escorted to the finish in Ax 3 Domaines by teammate Roman Kreuziger

Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) is escorted to the finish in Ax 3 Domaines by teammate Roman Kreuziger
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Chris Froome (Sky) shows his appreciation for his team's work on the stage.

Chris Froome (Sky) shows his appreciation for his team's work on the stage.
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Chris Froome (Sky) alone in the lead to the Ax 3 Domaines finish line

Chris Froome (Sky) alone in the lead to the Ax 3 Domaines finish line
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Chris Froome (Sky) has plenty to be happy about after stage 8 at the Tour de France

Chris Froome (Sky) has plenty to be happy about after stage 8 at the Tour de France
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Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) outsprinted Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) to win stage 9 in Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) outsprinted Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) to win stage 9 in Bagnères-de-Bigorre
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Nairo Quintana (Movistar) attacked repeatedly to put pressure on yellow jersey Chris Froome (Sky)

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) attacked repeatedly to put pressure on yellow jersey Chris Froome (Sky)
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Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) outsprinted Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) to win stage 9 at the Tour de France

Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) outsprinted Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) to win stage 9 at the Tour de France
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Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) climbs amidst a sea of Basque fans

Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) climbs amidst a sea of Basque fans
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Kittel wins in Saint Malo

Kittel wins in Saint Malo
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The peloton heads toward Saint-Malo

The peloton heads toward Saint-Malo
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The Argos-Shimano riders celebrate another successful Tour de France stage

The Argos-Shimano riders celebrate another successful Tour de France stage
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Tony Martin (Omega Pharma Quick Step) pushes through the pain of the ITT

Tony Martin (Omega Pharma Quick Step) pushes through the pain of the ITT
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Tony Martin (Omega Pharma - QuickStep)

Tony Martin (Omega Pharma - QuickStep)
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Chris Froome (Sky) defends his yellow jersey

Chris Froome (Sky) defends his yellow jersey
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Marcel Kittel (Argos - Shimano) narrowly sprints to victory

Marcel Kittel (Argos - Shimano) narrowly sprints to victory
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The Tour de France peloton in Tours

The Tour de France peloton in Tours
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Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) wins stage 12.

Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) wins stage 12.
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An injured Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky)

An injured Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky)
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Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) won his second stage at the 2013 Tour de France on a day the peloton was ripped apart by crosswinds

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) won his second stage at the 2013 Tour de France on a day the peloton was ripped apart by crosswinds
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A split-second decision by Michael Rogers led to Saxo-Tinkoff blowing the lead group apart in the final hour of stage 13

A split-second decision by Michael Rogers led to Saxo-Tinkoff blowing the lead group apart in the final hour of stage 13
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Despite having nearly his entire Movistar team to assist him, Alejandro Valverde never caught back to the yellow jersey group after a wheel change and saw his overall podium hopes disappear.

Despite having nearly his entire Movistar team to assist him, Alejandro Valverde never caught back to the yellow jersey group after a wheel change and saw his overall podium hopes disappear.
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Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) struggles to understand that he has won

Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) struggles to understand that he has won
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Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma-Quickstep)

Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma-Quickstep)
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Tour de France leader Chris Froome (Sky), rounding the final corner on the Mont Ventoux ascent, is moments away from a historic stage win

Tour de France leader Chris Froome (Sky), rounding the final corner on the Mont Ventoux ascent, is moments away from a historic stage win
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Chris Froome (Sky) makes history, winning atop Mont Ventoux and extending his overall lead

Chris Froome (Sky) makes history, winning atop Mont Ventoux and extending his overall lead
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The road to the Mont Ventoux summit was lined with vehicles and cycling fans

The road to the Mont Ventoux summit was lined with vehicles and cycling fans
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Tour de France stage 16 winner Rui Costa (Movistar)

Tour de France stage 16 winner Rui Costa (Movistar)
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An attack from Alberto Contador on the descent to Gap almost worked out

An attack from Alberto Contador on the descent to Gap almost worked out
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Stage 16 to Gap

Stage 16 to Gap
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Tour de France leader Chris Froome (Sky) began the stage 17 time trial on his road bike

Tour de France leader Chris Froome (Sky) began the stage 17 time trial on his road bike
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Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) sprints to the finish in Chorges for the stage 17 mountain time trial

Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) sprints to the finish in Chorges for the stage 17 mountain time trial
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The Tour de France stage 17 mountain time trial would test the riders' strength as well as bike handling skills.

The Tour de France stage 17 mountain time trial would test the riders' strength as well as bike handling skills.
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Christophe Riblon is overcome with emotion after winning on Alpe d'Huez

Christophe Riblon is overcome with emotion after winning on Alpe d'Huez
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Tejay van Garderen (BMC) put in a brave effort but was passed before the top of Alpe d'Huez

Tejay van Garderen (BMC) put in a brave effort but was passed before the top of Alpe d'Huez
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Richie Porte helped Chris Froome to the line

Richie Porte helped Chris Froome to the line
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The rain starts to fall on the finish line in La Grand Bornand as Ryder Hesjedal and David Millar arrive at the finish.

The rain starts to fall on the finish line in La Grand Bornand as Ryder Hesjedal and David Millar arrive at the finish.
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Even heavy rain couldn't stop Rui Costa from taking his second stage

Even heavy rain couldn't stop Rui Costa from taking his second stage
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The peloton in action during stage 19 at the Tour de France, the penultimate day in the Alps

The peloton in action during stage 19 at the Tour de France, the penultimate day in the Alps
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Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

Nairo Quintana (Movistar)
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Chris Froome finally realizes he's done it.

Chris Froome finally realizes he's done it.
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After three weeks of racing it is almost time to celebrate in Paris

After three weeks of racing it is almost time to celebrate in Paris
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The sun sets on the 100th Tour de France.

The sun sets on the 100th Tour de France.
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Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Chris Froome (Sky) and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) stand victorious on the podium in Paris

Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Chris Froome (Sky) and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) stand victorious on the podium in Paris
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Peter Sagan and all of Cannondale had bright green wigs for the start of the final Tour stage.

Peter Sagan and all of Cannondale had bright green wigs for the start of the final Tour stage.
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The sprint was close but Kittel was too powerful for Greipel and Cavendish

The sprint was close but Kittel was too powerful for Greipel and Cavendish
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Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) wins the Champs Elysees stage

Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) wins the Champs Elysees stage
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Chris Froome (Sky) in the shadows of the Arc de Triomphe

Chris Froome (Sky) in the shadows of the Arc de Triomphe
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Chris Froome (Sky) celebrates his overall victory in the 100th Tour de France

Chris Froome (Sky) celebrates his overall victory in the 100th Tour de France
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The winner of the 100th Tour de France, Sky's Chris Froome

The winner of the 100th Tour de France, Sky's Chris Froome
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Chris Froome (Sky) celebrates on the Champs Elysees with his teammates

Chris Froome (Sky) celebrates on the Champs Elysees with his teammates
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Colombia's Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won the youth classification in his very first Tour de France

Colombia's Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won the youth classification in his very first Tour de France
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The impassive Nairo Quintana finally breaks into a big smile

The impassive Nairo Quintana finally breaks into a big smile
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Nairo Quintana (Movistar) attacks the maillot jaune

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) attacks the maillot jaune
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)
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A fly-over in Paris as the city celebrates the 100th Tour de France

A fly-over in Paris as the city celebrates the 100th Tour de France
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Team Sky on a victory lap in Paris having secured Chris Froome's win

Team Sky on a victory lap in Paris having secured Chris Froome's win
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British champion Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) at the Mont Ventoux summit

British champion Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) at the Mont Ventoux summit
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David Millar (Garmin Sharp) in the breakaway on stage 14

David Millar (Garmin Sharp) in the breakaway on stage 14
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Alberto Contador suffered on the climb to Annecy-Semnoz

Alberto Contador suffered on the climb to Annecy-Semnoz
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Time for a celebratory drink. Chris Froome (Sky) has a traditional glass of champage en route to Paris

Time for a celebratory drink. Chris Froome (Sky) has a traditional glass of champage en route to Paris
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Team Sky enjoy the moment on their way to a second Tour de France overall victory

Team Sky enjoy the moment on their way to a second Tour de France overall victory
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Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) celebrates winning stage 1

Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) celebrates winning stage 1
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Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) enjoyed his day in yellow during stage 2

Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) enjoyed his day in yellow during stage 2
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Daniel Martin, Andrew Talansky and Chris Froome

Daniel Martin, Andrew Talansky and Chris Froome
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The 100th Tour de France will be remembered as one of the most entertaining races for years, with almost daily drama during the 21 stages in Corsica, the Pyrenees, Brittany, central France, Mont Ventoux, the Alps and finally the sunset streets of Paris.

We have selected 100 images to celebrate the 100th edition of the Tour de France.

They includes the key moments of the race and action from every stage, Chris Froome's pursuit and defence of the yellow jersey, Nairo Quintana's emergence as a future Tour contender, the spectacular racing on Mont Ventoux and Alpe d'Huez, the adrenaline of the sprint finishes and the battle between Marcel Kittel, Mark Cavendish and Andre Greipel.

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) took his second green jersey, Orica-GreenEdge won the team time trial, Daryl Impey became the first African rider to wear yellow, millions packed the the slopes of Mont Ventoux and Alpe d'Huez, while Alberto Contador was relegated to the role of former great. All in just three weeks.

The curtain came down on the 100th Tour de France in Paris, in perfect French grandeur, with the riders racing in the sunset and around the Arc di Triomphe, before Froome was crowned the overall winner and given a special sequined yellow jersey.

Vive le Tour! Enjoy the 100 images in this gallery.