Chris Froome voted year's top rider

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Chris Froome has won the prestigious Vélo d'Or award as the best rider of 2013. The British Tour de France champion came top in a poll of cycling journalists set up by the French publication Vélo Magazine,

Colombia's Nairo Quintana, the Tour runner-up as well as leading climber and best young rider, was voted prospect of the year.

Froome has also won the Critérium du Dauphiné and the Tour de Romandie this year.