Agence France-PresseJuly 20, 2013 15:34
Britain's Chris Froome virtually secured overall victory in the 100th Tour de France Saturday after a thrilling penultimate stage won by Colombian climbing specialist Nairo Quintana.
Ahead of Sunday's 21st and final stage from Versailles to Paris, which is usually only disputed by the spinters, Froome defended his significant overnight lead over his rivals on the final day in the mountains.
"It's been an amazing journey for me. The race has been a fight every single day, with crosswinds, rain, mountains, good days in the mountains and bad days.