Barloworld’s Chris Froome was third in the sixth and final stage of the Tour of the Mediterranean, which finished on top of Mont Faron, the famous hill that sits above Toulon in the south of France.

The British rider, who was born in Kenya, was behind Cofidis rider David Moncoutié, who won the stage, and his Barloworld team-mate Juan Mauricio Soler.

Spaniard Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d’Epargne) won the overall title. Ireland’s Daniel Martin, a former British junior road race champion, was third overall, riding for Garmin-Slipstream.

It was an excellent day all round for the British and Irish riders on Mont Faron. Martin was 13th on the stage to move up from fourth overall onto the podium. Steve Cummings (Barloworld), David Millar (Garmin) and Nicolas Roche (AG2R) were all in the top 20.

Stage six: Nice-Toulon, 165km

1 David Moncoutie (France) Cofidis in 4-36-00

2 Juan Mauricio Soler (Colombia) Barloworld at 7sec

3 Chris Froome (Great Britain) Barloworld at 13sec

4 Jussi Veikkanen (Finland) Francaise des Jeux at 44sec

5 Jonathan Hivert (France) Skil Shimano at 47sec

13 Daniel Martin (Ireland) Garmin-Slipstream at 58sec

16 Steve Cummings (GB) Barloworld at 1-05

18 David Millar (GB) Garmin-Slipstream at 1-08

19 Nicolas Roche (Ireland) AG2R at 1-08

80 Bradley Wiggins (GB) Garmin-Slipstream at 5-38

97 Geraint Thomas (GB) Barloworld at 7-31

Final overall

1 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spain) Caisse d’Epargne in 16-09-19

2 Jussi Veikkanen (Finland) Francaise des Jeux at 24sec

3 Daniel Martin (Ireland) Garmin-Slipstream at 52sec

4 Damien Monier (France) Cofidis at 1-23

5 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream at 1-27

13 Chris Froome (GB) Barloworld at 3-44

14 Steve Cummings (GB) Barloworld at 4-40

15 David Millar (GB) Garmin-Slipstream at 4-41

20 Nicolas Roche (Ireland) AG2R at 5-20

53 Bradley Wiggins (GB) Garmin-Slipstream at 9-11

68 Geraint Thomas (GB) Barloworld at 11-06