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Gallery: 2013 Tour de France, stage 15

Casey B. Gibson snaps the contest on the climb to Mont Ventoux
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: final 500m
Fans pack the final 500 meters to the summit. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: all-ages ride
Riders of all ages challenge Ventoux before the caravan arrives. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: Bauer wheelie
When you are going to finish 30 minutes down to the leaders, it’s good to entertain the fans. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: bike tree
A lot of work went into hanging 15 bikes from this huge tree near Ventoux. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: BMC fans
These BMC fans picked a nice spot for a barbecue with a view. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: Evans
Cadel Evans gets an escort from Gilbert and Morabito, but still finished down almost 9 minutes. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: Bookwalter
American Brent Bookwalter sights the welcome summit. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: Froome fans
Boom Boom for Froome, and he delivered. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: caravans
A never-ending column of white caravans leads to the summit. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: Contador fans
Fans encourage Contador as he rounds the final turn. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: Danielson
Tom Danielson in the main group near the summit. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: final hairpin
The final hairpin to the finish is a steep one indeed. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: Froome suffers
Ventoux makes everyone suffer, but Froome does it faster than everyone else. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: Froome finishing
Froome rounds the final turn and heads for an overwhelming victory. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: Froome with moto
Chris Froome solos in to the finish, dropping everyone except the TV moto. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: Porte
Richie Porte has done his work and still finishes 15th. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: giant TV
A few thousand fans line the hillside to watch a giant video screen. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: LeMond
Greg LeMond gets an escort to the summit, but doesn’t remember the climb as that steep. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: Martin
Dan Martin was the top finisher for Garmin, and hung onto 11th in GC. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: Quintana
Nairo Quintana, the Colombian climber, looks for the summit. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: pedestrians
Some of the tens of thousands who walked up to the summit. No cars above about 5 km to go. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: Talansky
The pain shows on Andrew Talansky’s face near the top. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: Valence
The shadow of Mt. Ventoux towers of the beauty of Valence. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2013 Tour de France, stage 15: ostriches
One of the more unique costumes on the way to Ventoux. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com