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Le Tour – Stage 13

Tour de FranceSaint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Le Cap d’Agde

Distance: 217 kilometers.

Another long stage but there is only an intermediate sprint with a Category 3 [Mont Saint-Clair] climb near the end. There are hills, but nothing to compare to the last two days.

André Greipel managed to get half a wheel in front of Peter Sagan at the finish to win the stage. It has been a frustrating few days for Sagan filled with ‘almosts’ for finishes in stages and sprints. He is still looking good for wearing Green in Paris as he has a 64 point lead. Sebastien Hinault gave it his best, but he couldn’t manage more than fourth as the first French rider over the finish on Bastille Day.

Yellow Jersey Bradley Wiggins ( GB – SKY – 101 ) [Yellow]
Green Jersey Peter Sagan (Svk-LIQ-057) [Green] 296 points
Polka Dot Jersey Fredrik Kessiakoff ( Swe – AST – 187 ) [Polka Dot] 66 points
White Jersey Tejay Van Garderen ( USA – BMC – 009 ) 7 [White]

Team: RadioShack-Nissan ( 011-019 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: André Greipel ( Ger – LTB – 114 )
Combative: Michael Morkov ( Den – STB – 175 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Bradley Wiggins ( G B – SKY – 101 )
2 Christopher Froome ( G B – SKY – 105 ) + 02′ 05”
3 Vincenzo Nibali ( Ita – LIQ – 051 ) + 02′ 23”
4 Cadel Evans ( Aus – BMC – 001 ) + 03′ 19”
5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck ( Bel – LTB – 111 ) + 04′ 48”
6 Haimar Zubeldia ( Esp – RNT – 019 ) + 06′ 15”
7 Tejay Van Garderen ( USA – BMC – 009 ) + 06′ 57”
8 Janez Brajkovic ( Slo – AST – 181 ) + 07′ 30”
9 Pierre Rolland ( Fra – EUC – 029 ) + 08′ 31”
10 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – FDJ – 146 ) + 08′ 51”

The Rest of the Top 50:
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July 14, 2012   3 Comments

Happy Bastille Day

La Fête Nationale
Bastille Day

France

Thank you for the help with the Revolution.

Happy Birthday Александра.

Some background.

July 14, 2012   6 Comments