Team Saxo-Tinkoff have won a team classification victory in the 2013 Tour de France, beating Team Ag2r-La Mondiale by 8 minutes and 28 seconds.
The landmark 100th anniversary tour concluded with a 133.5km long ride in Paris. Team Saxo-Tinkoff attacked constantly over different stages and terrains for the entire three weeks, making for a memorable and consistently entertaining tour.
Team Saxo-Tinkoff rider and previous Tour de France victor Alberto Contador just missed out on the podium, placing fourth in the Individual standings, while second rider Roman Kreuziger placed fifth.
Speaking to French television after the event, Saxo-Tinkoff DS, Fabrizio Guidi said:
"We never tried to hide our goal of the Tour and we kept our focus throughout the race showing that we won't give up so easily. We tried every opportunity there was and we launched attacks in terrains rarely seen before in the Tour and I honestly think our team made the race entertaining and highly worth watching. We did our best in every way but have to face that we lost to someone stronger than us. Now, it's time to reflect and to analyse how we can make a better preparation for next year's Tour de France."