Tour de France 2013: the final week

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  1. Rui Costa wins stage 16 on the descent into Gap.
  2. But Chris Froome wasn't happy when Alberto Contador attacked him on the descent and nearly caused him to crash. The pair had to be helped by Richie Porte to make it back to the main group.
  3. Stage 17 was the final time trial of the Tour.
  4. For some who were out on the route early, they could put their feet up the rest of the afternoon...
  5. ...but it was the late starters who set the fastest times. Alberto Contador put himself into first position with the fastest ride of the day, until Chris Froome emerged last onto the course.
  6. A nifty bike change mid-way through the stage from Froome proved successful and meant Contador had a nervous wait at the end of the stage to see the yellow jersey's finishing time. Froome came in 8.82 seconds quicker to take his third stage victory.
  7. Stage 18, was one of the most challenging - featuring a double climb of Alpe d'Huez
  8. Some took it easy before the stage...
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