Chris Froome completed his domination of the 2013 Tour de France on Sunday, rolling into Paris under the lights to become the second Briton to win the race in its 100 editions. He beat runner-up Nairo Quintana by four minutes and 20 seconds, while Joaquim Rodriguez, Alberto Contador and Roman Kreuziger round out the top five.
Froome, representing Team Sky, was the runner-up in last year's race to Bradley Wiggins, who became first British man to win the Tour de France. Wiggins withdrew from this year's race in May with an injury.
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Froome won the 195-kilometer mountain Stage 8, his first stage victory this year, on July 6, taking the yellow jersey from Daryl Impey in the process. Froome never lost it after that. He went into Sunday's final stage, Stage 21 from Versailles to Paris, with a five minute and three second lead over Quintana.
If it hadn't already happened, Froome emerged as the dominant force in this year's race at Stage 15, the 242½-kilometer brutal mountain stage during which he almost doubled his lead over the rest of the field. His advantage swelled as large as five minutes and 11 seconds after Stage 18, another mountain stage. He won three stages in the race: stages 8 and 15, plus the individual time trial at Stage 17.
Peter Sagan captured the green jersey victory for most points, while Quintana won the King of the Mountains and young rider classifications.