Tour de France 2013: in pictures

Netherlands' Johnny Hoogerland falls during the 213 km first stage from Porto-Vecchio - Bastia
Stage one: Netherlands' Johnny Hoogerland falls off after he hits an advertising hoarding at the side of the road during the race from Porto-Vecchio to Bastia. In the 2011 race, he was catapulted into a barbed wire fence and needed 33 stitches.
Belgium's Jan Bakelants wins the second stage
Stage two: Belgium's Jan Bakelants wins the 156km second stage from Bastia-Ajaccio to take the race lead. "To wear the yellow jersey. It's incredible," he said.
Stage three - Ajaccio - Calvi
Stage three: The peloton winds its way from Ajaccio and Calvi and ended with a sprint finish, won by Australia's Simon Gerrans
stage 4: Nice, 25km team time trial
Stage four: British cycling fans wait for riders to pass Yorkshire's Cragg Vale Corner during the 25km team time trial in Nice
Mark Cavendish
Stage five: Mark Cavendish, having recovered from bronchitis, wins his first stage of the 2013 Tour in an exciting sprint finish in Marseille
Cyclists prepare to start stage six of the 2013 Tour de France
Stage six: Cyclists prepare to start stage six of the 2013 Tour de France, a 176.5km road stage from Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier, Simon Gerrans in yellow
Stage seven of the 2013 Tour de France, a 205.5KM road stage from Montpellier to Albi
Stage seven: The peloton passes through countryside during stage seven of the 2013 Tour de France, a 205.5km road stage from Montpellier to Albi, won by Slovakian sprinter Peter Sagan
Christopher Froome
Stage eight: Britain's Chris Froome takes the race leader’s yellow jersey for the first time after launching a late break to win stage eight from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines
Dan Martin
Stage nine: Ireland's Dan Martin wins the ninth stage of Tour de France from Saint-Girons to Bagneres-de-Bigorre, as Froome holds on to the yellow jersey in a dramatic stage which saw his team-mates struggle and other GC riders attack him
Stage 10 of the Tour de France
Stage 10: The peloton ride on stage 10 of the 2013 Tour de France, a 197km road stage from St-Gildas-des-Bois to Saint Malo, Mark Cavendish and Tom Veelers collide in the closing stages, sending the the Dutchman crashing to the ground
Geraint Thomas
Stage 11: Britain's Geraint Thomas, riding with a fracture in his pelvis, approaches the finish during stage eleven of the 2013 Tour de France, a 33km Individual Time Trial from Avranches to Mont-Saint-Michel
Mark Cavendish (left) and Marcel Kittel
Stage 12: Britain's Mark Cavendish (left) is edged into second behind Marcel Kittel (right) of Germany after a 218km road stage from Fougeres to Tours
Stage 13: Mark Cavendish heads to doping control after his 25th Tour de France win and his second in this year's race
Stage 13: Britain's Mark Cavendish heads to doping control after his 25th Tour de France win and his second in this year's race
Fans dressed as The Beatles enjoy the atmosphere during stage fourteen
Fans dressed as The Beatles enjoy the atmosphere during stage 14, a 191km from Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule to Lyon, won by Italian Matteo Trentin
Stage 15: A staggering late attack by Chris Froome sees him win the legendary Mont Ventoux stage and blow his rivals away in the race for the yellow jersey in Paris
Stage 15: A staggering late attack by Chris Froome sees him win the legendary Mont Ventoux stage and blow his rivals away in the race for the yellow jersey in Paris
The peloton winds through the hills with Mont Ventoux in the background
Stage 16: The peloton winds through the hills during the 168km Vaison-la-Romaine to Gap long distance race, won by Portugal's Rui Costa
Christopher Froome in action during the 17th stage, a time trial over 32km, between Embrun and Chorges
Stage 17: Britain's Chris Froome won Wednesday's Tour de France time trial, between Embrun and Chorgesby, by nine seconds from Alberto Contador to tighten his grip on the yellow jersey
Christophe Riblon
Stage 18: France's Christophe Riblon won the showpiece 172.5km 18th stage, from Gap to Alpe d'Huez, to claim the first home win of this year's race
Alejandro Valverde of Movistar
Stage 19: Foul weather hinders the riders further on the exhausting Le Bourg-d'Oisans to Le Grand-Bornand stage - Alejandro Valverde of Movistar tackles the gruelling 204m Alpine route as best he can, and finishes 18th.
Tour de France cycling race from Annecy to Annecy-Semnoz
Stage 20: It is another hot day in the Alps as the riders climb the mountains during the penultimate 125 km stage from Annecy to Mont Semnoz, which was won by Nairo Quintana
Chris Froom and Team Sky teammates
In the gathering Paris dusk at the climax of Stage 21 and another absorbing Tour, Chris Froome celebrates with his Team Sky team-mates - pure, unadulterated joy is written all over his face as he triumphs in the the 100th edition of the Tour de France.

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