The Open Championship 2013: Day three as it happened

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20 July 2013 Last updated at 16:28 GMT

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As it happened

In Summary

  • 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
Reporting by

  • Chris Bevan, BBC Sport
  1. 1714:

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 1703:
    Married to Le Tour

    Michelle Cound and Chris Froome

    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.

    I spoke to Cound last week about life with the Tour de France leader, coping with doping questions and the “War of the WAGs”

    “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.”

  4. 1659:
    GET INVOLVED

    The Eiffel Tower

    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.

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