Bravo Maillot Jaune, 2013!
I've waited long enough for someone to post something positive about this fantastic edition of the Tour and it's worthy winner............. and we've had plenty of negative threads to wade through.
An unusually structured and very mountainous Tour has produced a five minute winner, with multiple stage successes, on mountain tops and against the watch. The Sky team was depleted from the first week but Chris Froome proved smart and aggressive enough to defend his position, through a third week, when he was feeling the effects of wearing the jersey for so long. Some of the other teams had strength on paper but lacked the unity of purpose of Froome's squad.
An excellent, competitive event, won, as usual, by the best all-rounder. Quintana is a fine young talent for the future..... but needs to find five minutes, from somewhere,- which most pure Grimpeurs struggle to do. Froome will start favourite next year, it seems.