2013 Tour de France

The Tour de France 2013 was the 100th edition of the main stage cycling race in the world. It began on June 29, 2013 in Porto- Vecchio and ended on 21 July 2013 following 21 stages traditionally on the Avenue des Champs- Élysées in Paris. There were 198 riders from 22 teams and 34 nations at the start. The drivers loaded during the Tour de France 2013 a distance of 3360 kilometers.

As a winner of the 100th Tour de France showed the Briton Chris Froome, who scored his first Tour victory after finishing second last year. A total of 169 riders reached the finish in Paris.

  • 2.1 stages
  • 2.2 First Week
  • 2.3 Second Week
  • 2.4 ratings in the itinerary
  • 2.5 Final
  • 5.1 Germany

Starting position


At the Tour de France in 2013 took part in 22 teams, each with 9 riders. Eligible were the 19 ProTeam, one more than last year. Therefore, the organizer invited A.S.O. in 2013 only three Professional Continental teams in addition, namely, the French team Europcar, Sojasun and Cofidis, Solutions Crédits. The 198 to start of the race is occurring drivers came from 34 different nations, including Germany and Switzerland with ten with three starters. As usual, most of the participants came round trip from France ( 42 users), followed by Spain with 27 and Italy with 18 riders. First time in years no athletes from Austria and Ukraine were at the start.

The German Jens Voigt was at age 41 the oldest participants in the Tour de France in 2013, the 19- year-old Danny van Poppel was the youngest competitor in the field. For the 17th time Stuart O'Grady took part in the tour and moved so with George Hincapie same who had this record established only in the year before. In the junior rating fell this year all the drivers from the year 1988, in total there were at the start of the Tour 35 (about 18 %).

A detailed entry list with an overview of the nationalities, successes and exits of individual drivers and teams during the Tour de France in 2013 can be found on the separate page → peloton 2013.

Shortly before the tour, the former Rabobank team was able to present a new main sponsor. The team started this season under the name Blanco Pro Cycling Team went as Belkin Pro Cycling Team in the race. The Team FDJ goes from the tour under the name FDJ.fr at the start. As a result, the jersey color was changed from white to blue.


The two top favorites for overall victory were in the absence of last year's winner Bradley Wiggins last year's runner-up Chris Froome ( Sky ) and the two-time Tour winner Alberto Contador (TST ). Froome won this year for the Tour de Romandie and the Critérium du Dauphiné and has worked with the Australian Richie Porte to the winner of Paris-Nice as a precious helper at his side. Other contenders for a place on the podium was the Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez (KAT) and Alejandro Valverde ( MOV). Rodríguez finished last year the Spain and the Tour of Italy on the podium, he was also the winner of the individual competition of the UCI World Tour. Valverde was second last year of the Vuelta. For strong Spanish Movistar team include the Costa Rican Andrey Amador, this year's winner of the Tour de Suisse, Rui Costa, and the winner of the Basque Country Tour of 2013 Nairo Quintana. The extended circle of favorites counted from Team BMC Tour winner in 2011, Cadel Evans, and the winner of the Tour of California in 2013, Tejay van Garderen. To a place in the top ten were fighting the Belgians Jurgen Van Den Broeck (LTB ), Bauke Mollema of the Netherlands (BLA ), and the eighth of the tour of 2012, Pierre Rolland (EUC ). Then there were this year's winner of the Tour of Catalonia, Daniel Martin, and last year's Giro winner Ryder Hesjedal of the Garmin Sharp.

Among the favorites in the battle for the white jersey for the best young professionals included primarily the Colombian Nairo Quintana (MOV ) and Tejay van Garderen Americans and Andrew Talansky ( GRM). For the victories in the mass sprints on the flat stages came in the run- especially the 23- times stage winner Mark Cavendish ( OPQ ) and last year's winner of the green jersey, Peter Sagan ( CAN), into question. Other favorites were the German John Degenkolb, Marcel Kittel (both ARG ) and the four-time stage winner Andre Greipel (LTB ).

In the team time trial world champion of the Omega Pharma- Quick-Step and the busy time with many good riders Sky team were regarded as favorites. In the absence of Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins and time trial specialist Fabian Cancellara world champion Tony Martin ( OPQ ) was the great favorite of the two individual time trials. It was expected that should primarily meet his biggest opponent Chris Froome the route of the second individual time trial.



Unlike in 2012, the tour did not start with a prologue, but with a flat stage. The first three stages were completely driven on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, which was for the first time in the tour program. After that, the tour entered in Nice with a team time trial, the French mainland, and sat on the next day of Cagnes -sur -Mer from the tour continued. After the relatively flat sections at the beginning of the tour were at the start of the second race weekend of the first two high mountain stages in the Pyrenees. The 8th stage ended after the drivers had crossed the Col de Pailhères (2001 m / HC), with an uphill finish of the first category in Ax- 3 Domaines to 1372 meters. The next day, a mountain stage followed with five Pyrenees passes. After the rest day, the race continued in western France. The first of the two individual time trial was held on the 11th stage. Subsequently, the driver crossed France in a southeasterly direction. The first mountain stage in the Alps was held at the French National Day. The longest at 242 kilometers stage ended on the Mont Ventoux ( HC) to 1912 meters. Last week began with a central mountain stage finishing in Gap. This was followed by the second individual time trial on an undulating course. In the final three heavy high mountain stages had to be crossed including the Col de la Madeleine and the Col du Glandon, mountain finishes were in L' Alpe d' Huez and Semnoz. The tour ended traditionally on the Avenue des Champs- Élysées in Paris.

First Week

In the first week of the tour itinerary was even through largely flat terrain, so the favorites not yet placed in the front overall. The first stage offered as a flat stage the perfect condition for a sprinter to go first into the Yellow jersey of overall leader. This was the German Marcel Kittel (ARG ), which also took over the lead in the points and the junior rating on the first day. Juan José Lobato (EUS ) was the first winner of the dotted jerseys. Particularly, the first stage was also marked by an unusual incident in the target area. The team bus of the Orica GreenEdge team remained on a frame at the finish line and was able to hang only a short time to be moved out of the way before the arrival of the field.

The second stage made ​​it the overall leader Kittel hard to defend his yellow jersey. She had four climbs, including one of the second category, which increases the pure sprinters could fall back in the field. So even coat reached the target with a significant residue behind the new overall leader January Bakelants ( RLT), but was able to maintain the lead in the points standings. The jersey of best young rider went to Poland Michał Kwiatkowski ( OPQ ), the polka-dot jersey took over the Frenchman Pierre Rolland (EUC ). The Team RadioShack Leopard took the team title from Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team.

January Bakelants claimed at the third stage of the overall lead, but took over Peter Sagan ( CAN) the green jersey of Marcel Kittel. During this stage, there was also the first tasks Andrei Grigoryevich Kaschetschkin (AST ) and Yohann Bagot (COF ) finished the race. The fourth stage of the Tour de France on July 2, 2013 was held as a team time trial. The Australian Orica GreenEdge team won the stage with just one second ahead of the favorite Omega Pharma- Quick-Step Cycling Team. Orica Green Edge took over with the victory the lead in the team standings. The bestplatzierteste driver of the team, Simon Gerrans, became the new overall leader. He settled after a rather unimpressive fifth stage, which won Mark Cavendish ( OPQ ), fall back on purpose at the end of the sixth stage to enable the South African and his teammate Daryl Impey taking over the yellow jersey. Impey was during this stage as the first African overall leader of the Tour de France in the Tour history.

The last stage of the first week was again a hilly stage. It was won by the Slovaks Sagan, Blel Kadri (ALM ) replaced Pierre Rolland as the leader of the mountain rating. In the overall standings Daryl Impey Edvald Boasson Hagen was present (SKY ) and Simon Gerrans, who had three and five seconds back. Chris Froome ( SKY) was as previously bestplatziertester overall victory favorite number 7, Alberto Contador (TST ) in 11th place, Alejandro Valverde ( MOV) at No. 17 and Cadel Evans ( BMC) on rank 22 Points are awarded by Peter Sagan still significantly German Andre Greipel at (LTB ) and Mark Cavendish. In the mountain Price Rating Blel Kadri had a narrow lead from a point before Pierre Rolland. Simon Clarke ( OGE ) was in third place. Michał Kwiatkowski was in the young professional Rating 16 seconds before the American Andrew Talansky (GRS) and 19 seconds ahead of Nairo Quintana (MOV) from Colombia placed. In the team competition Orica GreenEdge led before Sky and the Saxo - Tinkoff.

The first race weekend was especially true Astana difficult: besides Kaschetschkin ( Stage 3 ) and Fredrik Kessiakoff ( Stage 6 ) had also the captain of the team, Janez Brajkovic, caused by a fall on the Stage 6 finish the tour. Similarly, the Lotto - Belisol captain Jurgen Van Den Broeck abandoned the race after the fifth stage.

Second week

At the beginning of the Second week tour were two high mountain stages in the Pyrenees on the program. The discharged on July 6, eighth stage took the riders from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines. Here, the 2001 meter high Col de Pailhères the highest mountain category had to be overcome. At its peak, the Souvenir Henri Desgrange was awarded ( award for the first rider on the highest mountain of the tour ). After an attack out of the field, the Colombian Nairo Quintana secured ( MOV), this € 5,000 prize. On the last climb got rid of Chris Froome of all his followers and came up with almost a minute ahead of his teammate Richie Porte to the finish. Behind Alejandro Valverde and Bauke Mollema surprisingly well ( BEL) followed with his assistant Laurens ten Dam. Alberto Contador came in eighth, Joaquim Rodríguez ( KAT) was eleventh. Much time is lost Cadel Evans and Andy Schleck as well as Daryl Impey, who finished behind Froome over seven minutes behind.

Chris Froomes clearly superior at this stage gave rise to doubts as to the legality of his success. A sports scientist " non-human " attested to him for the final climb of the eighth stage a performance. Also, the three-time Tour winner Greg LeMond expressed concerns about the statements Froomes to improve its performance not banned substances. In the overall standings Froome was now leading, followed by his assistant Richie Porte in second place. This resulted in a similar combination as the Tour 2012, as also were two Sky riders in the lead. At that time there were Bradley Wiggins as overall leader and Froome in second place. Alejandro Valverde was placed third with a gap of 1:25 min, followed by Mollema and ten Dam and Roman Kreuziger and Alberto Contador of Team Saxo - Tinkoff. Nairo Quintana held as the best-placed young rider also the lead in the rating by the white jersey in the overall standings, he was 2:02 min behind Froome. In the mountains classification Froome moved simultaneously with Pierre Rolland and took over this jersey due to the faster overall time. In the team standings, the Movistar team now lay ahead.

During the second stage in the Pyrenees on the following day succeeded in the persecutors Froomes, his assistant Richie Porte to distance, he fell far behind the leading group. Froome was therefore without teammates and be on their own, could the attacks, which were driven mainly by Quintana, but repel. The other favorites waived an attack Froomes, so that the stage at the end of outlier Daniel Martin ( GRS) could win. Due to the large Portes Alejandro Valverde residue moved up to second place in the overall standings. Pierre Rolland took in the climbs enough points to overtake again Froome and take over the polka-dot jersey again.

After the rest day on Monday, July 8, a flat stage was in the plan. This was won by Marcel Kittel, who thus could celebrate the first double - stage win in this Tour. However, he could not catch up with Peter Sagan, who defended the green jersey sovereign. The eleventh stage was the first individual time trial of the Tour de France 2013. The stage was won by German Tony Martin ( OPQ ) twelve seconds ahead of Chris Froome, who was able to extend his lead in the overall standings. Third in the Belgian Thomas De Gendt (VCD ) was about a minute behind behind Martin. Kwiatkowski again took over the white jersey of Quintana. The following twelfth stage was again won by Marcel Kittel, so that it came to the third victory of German drivers behind each other and overall the fifth stage victory of a German at the 100th Tour de France.

The 13th stage held despite the unglamorous route as flat stage some surprises: there was strong wind, also drove the Saxo - Tinkoff team to constantly Alberto Contador attacks on Chris Froome. This had not begun again no team mates to the side, with Edvald Boasson Hagen also was an important helper Froomes to stage the start. The attacks resulted in conjunction with the wind being dispersed to the main field into several groups. From the lead group out scored Mark Cavendish his second stage win, with the racing tip were Mollema, ten Dam, Kreuziger, Contador, Sagan and Jakob Fuglsang (AST ), which was after the failure of Janez Brajkovic new captain of the Astana team. This driver had 1:09 minutes ahead of the group to Chris Froome, which also included most of the other favorites. Alejandro Valverde had a technical defect on the bike and could not then catch up with the others. He therefore fell back almost ten minutes past Mollema, who was able to reduce the gap to Froome at 2:28 min. Contador and Kreuziger advanced on the third and fourth places. As with Valverde and most other Movistar rider had fallen, Team Saxo - Tinkoff took the lead in the team standings.

On Saturday 13th July the 14th stage was a " central mountain stage " on the edge of the Alps, discharged. Here won a large breakaway group of seven minutes ahead of the peloton. However, the relatively large residue had no significant effect on the ratings of the tour. So the second week at the end Froome was still leading, followed by Mollema, Contador, Kreuziger, ten Dam, Fuglsang, Kwiatkowski, Quintana, Jean -Christophe Peraud (ALM ) and Joaquim Rodríguez. Points are awarded furthermore led to Peter Sagan ( 357 points), behind Mark Cavendish ( 273 points ), André Greipel ( 217 points ) and Marcel Kittel ( 177 points ). In the mountains classification Pierre Rolland was 50 points ahead of Chris Froome with 33 points and Richie Porte with 28 points. The white jersey was still Michał Kwiatkowski, in the ranking followed Nairo Quintana and Andrew Talansky. Last year's winner of this championship, Tejay van Garderen (BMC ), already more than 27 minutes behind Kwiatkowski had. Fastest team was the Danish team Saxo - Tinkoff, following behind Movistar and Belkin.

Ratings in the itinerary

The table displays the leaders in the respective rating or the support of the classification jerseys or colored shirt numbers at the end of each stage. A more detailed overview of the rankings after a stage to offer individual stage article linked in the first column.

Comments on the table:

Full Time

  • The jersey and rating winner of the Tour de France 2013

Peter Sagan

Nairo Quintana

Team Saxo - Tinkoff

Christophe Riblon

The Tour de France in 2013 completed 169 of 198 riders started, so reached around 85% of cyclists the destination in Paris. Fastest and thus the winner of the tour was Chris Froome, who covered the distance in 83 hours 56 minutes and 40 seconds. He reached an average speed of 40.5 kilometers per hour. Froome rode the tour so that the fastest of all the winners from 2007. Froome was second behind Nairo Quintana from Colombia, who in his first Tour participation 4:20 minutes behind the leader had. Quintana was awarded the same time as the fastest young rider as well as a mountain Best. On the third and fourth place, followed by two Spaniards Joaquim Rodríguez was 5:04 minutes behind Froome, Alberto Contador was 6:27 minutes behind. The fifth place went to Contador's teammate Roman Kreuziger, he finished the tour with 7:27 minutes behind Froome. Sixth place went to Bauke Mollema of the Netherlands, Seventh Jakob Fuglsang from Denmark. They lay back 11:42 or 12:17 minutes. The eighth and ninth were occupied by two Spanish racers, Alejandro Valverde and Daniel Navarro had 15:26 and 15:52 minutes behind Chris Froome. Best American had Andrew Talansky, which was classified to 17:39 minutes behind the leader that finished in tenth place. The Canadian Svein Tuft was 169 and the last tour ( Lanterne Rouge), he had the target a deficit of 4:27:55 hours.

The scoring ( green jersey ) won again Peter Sagan of Slovakia, he reached 409 points and was thus once again in this rating after last year victorious. The second place behind Sagan took Mark Cavendish from Great Britain. He lay with 312 well behind the Slovaks. Third in the points classification was the German André Greipel with 267 points. A total of 140 driver points scored in this rating. Winner of the mountains classification at the polka-dot jersey was Nairo Quintana with 147 points. He won just ahead of Chris Froome, who scored 136 points. In third place was the Frenchman Pierre Rolland with 117 points. Berg points were a total of 74 riders. The white jersey of best young rider went to Nairo Quintana, who with his second place in the overall standings had 13:19 minutes ahead of second-placed in the young rider Andrew Talansky rating. Third here was the Pole Michal Kwiatkowski with 14:39 minutes behind Quintana.

The team competition was won by the Danish team Saxo - Tinkoff Contador and Kreuziger. The driver of this team needed 251:11:07 hours for 3404 kilometers of the Tour de France 2013. With 8:28 minutes behind the French team AG2R La Mondiale reached the second place ahead of Team RadioShack Leopard from Luxembourg, the 9:02 minutes lay behind Saxo - Tinkoff. The last place this evaluation demonstrated the Cannondale team that needed 6:21:09 hours longer than Saxo - Tinkoff to achieve the goal.

As most aggressive rider of the Tour Frenchman Christophe Riblon was excellent. He won the 18th stage to Alpe d' Huez and received the following day the Red bib. Furthermore Riblon was involved in numerous escape attempts.

Special features of the 100 host

  • For the first time since the 100th anniversary in 2003 was the Tour de France, 2013 exclusively on French territory.
  • For the first time in the history of the Tour de France stages were held in Corsica.
  • To mark the anniversary of the finish line of the 100th Tour With the exception of Lance Armstrong all 1,400 surviving drivers who have completed the tour ever, invited to participate in a VIP box at the Avenue des Champs- Élysées.
  • The drivers had for the first time in the history of the Tour of the climb to L' Alpe d' Huez cope in a stage twice.
  • There was this year for the first time an evening stage: The final stage to Paris and started only at 17.00 clock, so the finish took place on the Avenue des Champs- Élysées at 21.45 clock.
  • In addition, the traditional round course not applied to the final stage in the center of Paris - as is usually - front of the Arch, but included a the Place Charles -de- Gaulle. Thus, the driver walked around the Arc de Triomphe for the first time.
  • For the tour in 2013 also, the logo was modified: Below the existing word mark, a " 100 " is added in gray type that the " e" at the lower right end of the normal logos involving and as a reference to " 100e ", the hundredth discharge are prepared.


During the tour, prize money totaling € 2,026,900 were distributed.

Special ratings:

  • Souvenir Henri Desgrange on the Col de Pailhères for the First: 5.000 €; this Score was won by the Colombian Nairo Quintana.



In Germany took place on the public channels ARD and ZDF remain no live broadcast of the Tour de France. They radiated following the stages reports with a total duration of 100 minutes distributed to the entire course of the tour. ARD sports coordinator Axel Balkausky justified the move away from live coverage on the one hand with extensive restrictions in the sports budgets of public broadcasters. On the other had been no sustained structural change of cycling in relation to the doping problem. The German tour participants Simon Geschke and André Greipel expressed their displeasure over a report in the morning Magazine of 18 July, let stand which they have as a cheat. Rudolf Sharping, president of the Federal German cyclist called for in light of the success of the German Cyclists in the Tour, the popularity of cycling and the changes that have occurred in cycling a rethinking of the public broadcasters.

Only the special-interest channels euro sport beamed in Germany from live broadcasts of stages of the Tour de France. The daily live tracks lasted at least two and sometimes up to seven hours. The station reported claims to the best ratings for nine years. On average, Euro Sports reached 0.43 million viewers per stage from three years. The average market share was 4.4 percent, well above the channel's average of 0.6 percent. In absolute terms, the optimum value of 0.77 million viewers was reached on the 15th stage. On the 18th stage of the largest market share of 7.3 percent was achieved. In the advertising- relevant group of 14 - to 49 -year-olds the average was 0.11 million viewers per stage. The average market share in this target group was 3.1 percent.