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Gallery: Tour de France's ninth summit finish on Mont Ventoux

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Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) puts on warmer clothes at the Mont Ventoux summit finish

Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) puts on warmer clothes at the Mont Ventoux summit finish
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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Just one of many fans on Mont Ventoux decked out in costume for Sunday's stage

Just one of many fans on Mont Ventoux decked out in costume for Sunday's stage
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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Chris Froome (Sky) speaks to the press after winning stage 15 on Mont Ventoux

Chris Froome (Sky) speaks to the press after winning stage 15 on Mont Ventoux
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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Chris Froome (Sky) joined Eddy Merckx as the only riders to win a Tour stage on Mont Ventoux while wearing the yellow jersey

Chris Froome (Sky) joined Eddy Merckx as the only riders to win a Tour stage on Mont Ventoux while wearing the yellow jersey
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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Chris Froome (Sky) about to celebrate victory on Mont Ventoux

Chris Froome (Sky) about to celebrate victory on Mont Ventoux
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Chris Froome (Sky) stamped his authority on the 2013 Tour de France with a solo victory on Mont Ventoux

Chris Froome (Sky) stamped his authority on the 2013 Tour de France with a solo victory on Mont Ventoux
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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Nairo Quintana (Movistar) put up a valiant fight on Mont Ventoux and finished second to Froome at 29 seconds

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) put up a valiant fight on Mont Ventoux and finished second to Froome at 29 seconds
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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Alberto Cantador (Saxo-Tinkoff) finished sixth on Mont Ventoux, 1:40 behind Chris Froome

Alberto Cantador (Saxo-Tinkoff) finished sixth on Mont Ventoux, 1:40 behind Chris Froome
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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Tour de France leader Chris Froome (Sky) steps onto the podium to receive the yellow jersey

Tour de France leader Chris Froome (Sky) steps onto the podium to receive the yellow jersey
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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Chris Froome (Sky) continues to lead the Tour de France after winning stage 15 on Mont Ventoux

Chris Froome (Sky) continues to lead the Tour de France after winning stage 15 on Mont Ventoux
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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Another day in yellow for Chris Froome (Sky) at the 2013 Tour de France

Another day in yellow for Chris Froome (Sky) at the 2013 Tour de France
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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All smiles for Chris Froome (Sky) as he added to his Tour de France lead on Mont Ventoux

All smiles for Chris Froome (Sky) as he added to his Tour de France lead on Mont Ventoux
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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In addition to winning the Mont Ventoux stage and adding to his overall GC lead, Froome is once again the leader of the mountains classification as well

In addition to winning the Mont Ventoux stage and adding to his overall GC lead, Froome is once again the leader of the mountains classification as well
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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Mont Ventoux runner-up Nairo Quintana (Movistar) is back in the lead of the young rider classification

Mont Ventoux runner-up Nairo Quintana (Movistar) is back in the lead of the young rider classification
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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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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More than 50 minutes after Chris Froome won on Mont Ventoux, the day's final finisher, Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun) approaches the finish line.

More than 50 minutes after Chris Froome won on Mont Ventoux, the day's final finisher, Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun) approaches the finish line.
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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Points leader Peter Sagan (Cannondale) atop Mont Ventoux

Points leader Peter Sagan (Cannondale) atop Mont Ventoux
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Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun) collects himself after finishing on Mont Ventoux

Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun) collects himself after finishing on Mont Ventoux
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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Just one of many fans on Mont Ventoux decked out in costume for Sunday's stage

Just one of many fans on Mont Ventoux decked out in costume for Sunday's stage
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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Armstrong may have been banned from cycling and removed from the Tour de France record books but his legacy will continue to live on

Armstrong may have been banned from cycling and removed from the Tour de France record books but his legacy will continue to live on
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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Somebody had the Mont Ventoux winner already picked out

Somebody had the Mont Ventoux winner already picked out
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The Tom Simpson memorial near the summit of Mont Ventoux

The Tom Simpson memorial near the summit of Mont Ventoux
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The Tom Simpson memorial near the summit of Mont Ventoux

The Tom Simpson memorial near the summit of Mont Ventoux
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(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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The summit of Mont Ventoux awaits the Tour de France peloton to arrive

The summit of Mont Ventoux awaits the Tour de France peloton to arrive
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Freebies from the publicity caravan are tossed out to the fans on Mont Ventoux

Freebies from the publicity caravan are tossed out to the fans on Mont Ventoux
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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
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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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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Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) after finishing stage 15 on the Mont Ventoux summit

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) after finishing stage 15 on the Mont Ventoux summit
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The view from the summit of Mont Ventoux

The view from the summit of Mont Ventoux
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Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun), the final rider to cross the finish line on the Mont Ventoux summit, talks to the media

Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun), the final rider to cross the finish line on the Mont Ventoux summit, talks to the media
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)
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Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun) was the final rider to cross the finish line on Mont Ventoux, more than 50 minutes behind Froome and nearly 18 minutes after the sprinter's autobus group.

Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun) was the final rider to cross the finish line on Mont Ventoux, more than 50 minutes behind Froome and nearly 18 minutes after the sprinter's autobus group.
(Image credit: Pete Goding.)

With the inclusion of a Mont Ventoux summit finish in the 100th edition of the Tour de France, on Bastille day no less, the stage was certainly set for colossal crowds to bear witness to another historic day of racing at the Grand Boucle.

In a dominating performance Chris Froome (Sky) added his name to the Tour de France record books as only the second rider in the French Grand Tour's history to win on Mont Ventoux's summit while in the yellow jersey. The first, unsurprisingly, was Eddy Merckx in the 1970 edition during the Belgian's second of five Tour de France overall victories.

Photographer Pete Goding spent Sunday on the "Giant of Provence" and provided the photo gallery to the right. Relive yesterday's day of racing, be it fans in costumes, spectators paying tribute at the Tom Simpson memorial near the summit, the sprinters' autobus arriving at the summit or the lonely road followed by Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun)- the final rider to arrive on Mont Ventoux more than 50 minutes after stage winner Chris Froome.