Chris Froome wins 2013 Velo d'Or award

Chris Froome on podium, Tour de France 2013, stage 21

Tour de France champion Chris Froome has won the prestigious 2013 Velo d'Or award. The annual accolade for best rider of the year was awarded to Briton Froome after he topped a poll of journalists run by French magazine Velo.

In addition to clinching the Tour title in July, the Sky rider enjoyed a stand-out season with overall victories in the Tour of Oman, Criterium International, Tour de Romandie and Criterium du Dauphine as well as a stage victory in Tirreno-Adriatico.

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