20 July 2013 Last updated at 16:28 GMT
As it happened
- Stage 20: Annecy-Mont Semnoz
- Nairo Quintana wins stage
- GB’s Chris Froome retains overall lead
- Quintana moves second overall
- Joachim Rodriguez third
- Alberto Contador drops to fourth
- Chris Bevan, BBC Sport
Right, time for me to call it a day. Today’s report is taking shape and will include reaction and analysis when we get it. Thanks for keeping me company over the last few hours and I hope will you will be back for more on Sunday night – let’s hope the 100th Tour signs off in style. See you from around 1600 BST.
1710:Sunday’s stage 21
So, there is just one stage left of the 100th Tour de France, and we now know that Britain’s Chris Froome will ride into Paris on Sunday night as the winner. It is a special nocturnal finish to the race, with the stage starting at 1645 BST and finishing at around 2035. Will a remarkable race end with Manxman Mark Cavendish taking his fifth-straight finish on the Champs Elysees. Join me from around 1600 BST to find out.
1703:Married to Le Tour
Over the past three weeks, Michelle Cound has proudly watched her British fiance Chris Froome ride towards glory in the world’s toughest and most famous cycling race – the Tour de France. On Sunday, he is all but certain to be crowned the winner.
“There were times when he was a bit frustrated last year but in the end it was all part of the process” Cound told BBC Sport. “You cannot just join a team and assume leadership because you are doing well, but he knew he would get his chance – and he has taken it.”
A reminder that the climax of the 2013 Tour de France will be a nocturnal affair on Sunday night, to mark the race’s 100th edition. We are still waiting to find out if Chris Froome will be wearing a sequinned yellow jersey and will shimmer in the light!
If you are heading out to Paris to cheer Froome home then Tweet us your pictures from France on Twitter using the hashtag #bbctdf or let us what the atmosphere is like via text on 81111.
- Married to Le Tour (bbc.co.uk)
- Chris Froome Set For Tour De France Win (sykose.com)
- Tour de France 2013: Chris Froome Secures Tour de France Victory With Terrific Finish on Stage 20 (latinospost.com)
- Froome closes in on historic Tour de France title (itv.com)
- Crunching Chris Froome’s climb times (bbc.co.uk)
- Froome third but Tour win within sight (bbc.co.uk)
- Froome seals Tour de France; Paris next (espn.go.com)
- Froome effectively wins Tour de France (timesleader.com)
- Nairo Quintana takes 20th stage of Tour de France; Briton Chris Froome on verge of overall win – @guardian (guardian.co.uk)
- Chris Froome ‘lost for words’ as he nears Tour de France crown (metro.co.uk)