Chris Froome stamped his authority all over the Tour de France with a blistering attack after his Sky teammates caused havoc amongst his rivals. He went solo with 6½km to go and kept his advantage all the way to the finish, crossing the line with arms aloft and a huge smile. It was nearly a minute before teammate Richie Porte overhauled a battling Nairo Quintana (Movistar) to take second place.
The 2013 WorldTour calendar draws to a conclusion with the third running of the Tour of Beijing – also known as the Tony Martin Invitational. It’s one final chance for teams and riders to scoop up valuable points before unclipping their shoes for the off-season.
Peter Sagan put his Quebec disappointment behind him with an audacious solo attack 5km from the finish, hanging on to cross the line four seconds ahead of Simone Ponzi.