Tour de France 2013 standings: Chris Froome still in yellow, Alberto Contador climbs into 2nd

Bryn Lennon

Froome strengthened his grip on the yellow jersey Wednesday, while Alberto Contador moved into second place in the general classification at the 2013 Tour de France.

Chris Froome continues to pull away from the field at the 2013 Tour de France. He won Wednesday's individual mountain time trial to expand his lead, adding nine seconds to the gap between himself and now-second place Alberto Contador. Contador and Saxo-Tinkoff teammate Roman Kreuziger did a nice job to separate themselves from the rest of the top ten, but it's clear at this point that the Tour is Froome's to lose with just four stages left.

Bauke Mollema fell from second place to fourth after finishing 11th on the day. He is now just 35 seconds ahead of Nairo Quintana, who showed off his climbing chops yet again with a sixth place finish on Wednesday.

There were no changes atop the points and climber classifications. Peter Sagan will continue to wear the green jersey on Stage 18. Froome is still the king of the mountains, but he won't wear the polka dot jersey if he can ride in yellow. Quintana is in second place on the climber classification, but he is currently wearing white as the best young rider, so the polka dot jersey has been handed down to third place Mikel Nieve Iturralde.

Check out the top 10 of the general classification below. Head over to the official site of the 2013 Tour de France for expanded standings:

Rank Rider Team Time Gap
1. Chris Froome Sky Procycling 66h 07' 09''
2. Alberto Contador Team Saxo-Tinkoff 66h 11' 43'' + 04' 34''
3. Roman Kreuziger Team Saxo-Tinkoff 66h 12' 00'' + 04' 51''
4. Bauke Mollema Belkin Pro Cycling 66h 13' 32'' + 06' 23''
5. Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas Movistar Team 66h 14' 07'' + 06' 58''
6. Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver Katusha Team 66h 14' 30'' + 07' 21''
7. Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling 66h 15' 32'' + 08' 23''
8. Jakob Fuglsang Astana Pro Team 66h 16' 05'' + 08' 56''
9. Michal Kwiatkowski Omega Pharma-Quick Step 66h 18' 19'' + 11' 10''
10. Daniel Martin Garmin-Sharp 66h 19' 59'' + 12' 50''

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