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The penultimate stage of the 2013 Tour de France offered little prospect of a wind down for the riders after nineteen stages of full-gas racing.
Instead, the final item on the hundredth Tour’s Alpine itinerary offered another day of suffering a monumental summit finish.
Photographer, Roz Jones, was on hand to capture the final moments before the riders began the twentieth stage from Annecy to Annecy-Semnoz.
Nairo Quintana features in Roz’s gallery, embarking on a road to the first Tour stage victory of his young career: a ride that would seal his triumph in both the King of the Mountains and best young rider categories.