Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier has come through to win Rallye de France and triumph on home soil.

Ogier was embroiled in a four-way battle for the victory heading into the final day, and despite very tricky wet and slippery conditions, he surged into the lead, winning the first three tests this morning to build a 13.7 second advantage. He could then pace himself a bit more on the repeat run, eventually coming through to secure his seventh victory of the season and seal his 2013 WRC title success in style.

Dani Sordo meanwhile took the runners-up spot for Citroen, 7.3 seconds ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala in the other works VW Polo R WRC.

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Sebastien Loeb, the other man in with a chance of winning, however, ended his event in a ditch, after rolling his Citroen in the first test of the day. That off ended any hope he had of signing off from the WRC with a fairytale result.

Behind, Thierry Neuville, who slipped out of contention on Saturday afternoon with a puncture, took fourth, ahead of Evgeny Novikov and Mikko Hirvonen. Andreas Mikkelsen, Mads Ostberg and Robert Kubica filled positions 7 through to 9, the latter taking his fourth WRC2 win of the season. Romain Dumas rounded out the top ten.

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Rallye de France-Alsace: Overall standings after Stage 20 (Top 10):

1. Sebastien Ogier Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC 2h 53m 07.6s M
2. Dani Sordo Abu Dhabi Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +00m 12.2s M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC +00m 19.5s M
4. Thierry Neuville Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +01m 14.1s M
5. Evgeny Novikov Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +03m 10.9s M
6. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC +03m 37.7s M
7. Andreas Mikkelsen Volkswagen Motorsport II Polo R WRC +04m 04.2s M
8. Mads Ostberg Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +04m 35.2s M
9. Robert Kubica Citroen DS3 RRC +09m 31.4s WRC2
10. Romain Dumas Ford Fiesta RS WRC +11m 55.8s

Others

11. Elfyn Evans Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta R5 +13m 35.3s WRC2
12. Lionel Baud Ford Fiesta RS WRC +17m 38.9s
13. Quentin Gilbert Citroen DS3 R3T +19m 43.6s WRC3
14. Sebastien Chardonnet Citroen DS3 R3T +20m 37.5s WRC3
15. Keith Cronin Citroen DS3 R3T +22m 16.2s WRC3

Rallye de France-Alsace: Power Stage / SS1 (Top 3):

1. Dani Sordo Abu Dhabi Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC 03m 20.8s M
2. Thierry Neuville Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +00m 00.7s M
3. Sebastien Ogier Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC +00m 00.8s M

NOTE: Top three finishers in Power Stage are awarded bonus points. 1st = 3 points; 2nd = 2 points; 3rd = 1 point

WRC2 standings after Stage 20 (Top 3):

1. Robert Kubica Citroen DS3 RRC 3h 02m 39.0s WRC2
2. Elfyn Evans Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta R5 +04m 03.9s WRC2
3. Rashid Al-Ketbi Ford Fiesta R5 +18m 20.6s WRC2

WRC3 standings after Stage 20 (Top 3):

1. Quentin Gilbert Citroen DS3 R3T 3h 12m 51.2s WRC3
2. Sebastien Chardonnet Citroen DS3 R3T +00m 53.9s WRC3
3. Keith Cronin Citroen DS3 R3T +02m 32.6s WRC3

JWRC standings after Stage 14#

1. Pontus Tidemand Ford Fiesta R2 2h 41m 37.4s JWRC
2. Hugo Arellano Ford Fiesta R2 +00m 42.3s JWRC
3. Yeray Lemes Ford Fiesta R2 +01m 10.6s JWRC
4. Marius Aasen Ford Fiesta R2 +01m 15.8s JWRC
5. Martin Koci Ford Fiesta R2 +01m 54.2s JWRC
6. Michael Burri Ford Fiesta R2 +02m 31.4s JWRC
7. Murat Bostanci Ford Fiesta R2 +04m 06.3s JWRC
8. Sander Parn Ford Fiesta R2 +04m 38.3s JWRC
9. Niko Nieminen Ford Fiesta R2 +06m 39.2s JWRC

Notable retirements:

SS2. Tomas Kostka Citroen DS3 WRC Mechanical

SS15. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC Rolled M
SS17. Martin Prokop Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC Accident M

*denotes re-started under the Rally 2 regulations;
M denotes Manufacturer entry;
# JWRC event concluded after Saturday's stages;

all times unofficial