Chris Froome wins Velo d'Or award

Updated: October 30, 2013, 12:37 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Tour de France champion Chris Froome capped his season by winning the Velo d'Or award Wednesday as the best rider of 2013.

The Team Sky leader succeeded teammate Bradley Wiggins, who became the first Briton to win the Tour last year.

The 28-year-old Froome enjoyed a spectacular season, adding successes at the Tour of Oman, Criterium International, Tour de Romandie and Criterium du Dauphine to his Tour de France triumph.

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