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Le Tour 100 – Stage 13

Tour de FranceTours to Saint-Amand-Montrond

Distance: 173 kilometers.

Although it has the category 4 Côte de Crotz the course will still favor sprinters, with the possibility of another pile up at the finish. The Alps are coming up.

Mark Cavendish made up for yesterday and won the stage and the Red Numbers. He is now tied for third place for the all-time number of stages won with André Leducq at 25 stages.

While the Jerseys didn’t change backs, it was a terrible stage for Alejandro Valverde and the Movistar team caused by a flat tire. Valverde went from second to 16th losing around 8 minutes on a day when Chris Froome lost a minute of his overall lead.

In addition to losing a minute from his lead, Froome also lost the help of Edvald Boasson Hagen who didn’t start as result of injuries received in yesterday’s crash at the finish.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GB – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 51h 00′ 30″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – CAN – 011 ) [Green] 357 points
Polka Dot Jersey Pierre Rolland ( Fra – EUC – 051 ) [Polka Dot] 50 points
White Jersey Michal Kwiatkowski ( Pol – OPQ – 153 ) 7 [White]

Team: Saxo-Tinkoff ( TST – 091-099 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Mark Cavendish ( GB – OPQ – 151 )
Combative: Mark Cavendish ( GB – OPQ – 151 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GB – SKY – 001 )
2 Bauke Mollema ( Ned – BEL – 164 ) + 02′ 28″
3 Alberto Contador ( Esp – TST – 091 ) + 02′ 45″
4 Roman Kreuziger ( Cze – TST – 094 ) + 02′ 48″
5 Laurens Ten Dam ( Ned – BEL – 167 ) + 03′ 01″
6 Jakob Fuglsang ( Den – EUC – 063 ) + 04′ 39″
7 Michal Kwiatkowski ( Pol – OPQ – 153 ) + 04′ 44″
8 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas ( Col – MOV – 128 ) + 05′ 18″
9 Jean-Christophe Péraud ( Fra – ALM – 081 ) + 05′ 39″
10 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver ( Esp – KAT – 101 ) + 05′ 48″

The Rest of the Top 30:

11 Daniel Martin ( Irl – GRS – 175 ) + 05′ 52″
12 Cadel Evans ( Aus – BMC – 031 ) + 06′ 54″
13 Michael Rogers ( Aus – TST – 098 ) + 07′ 28″
14 Andy Schleck ( Lux – RLT – 041 ) + 08′ 32″
15 Maxime Monfort ( Bel – RLT – 047 ) + 10′ 16″
16 Alejandro Valverde ( Esp – MOV – 121 ) + 12′ 10″
17 Andrew Talansky ( USA – GRS – 178 ) + 13′ 11″
18 Rui Alberto Costa ( Por – MOV – 124 ) + 14′ 22″
19 Daniel Navarro ( Esp – COF – 139 ) + 14′ 50″
20 Sylvain Chavanel ( Fra – OPQ – 152 ) + 14′ 57″
21 Mikel Nieve Iturralde ( Esp – EUS – 116 ) + 16′ 49″
22 Daniel Moreno Fernandez ( Esp – KAT – 106 ) + 18′ 36″
23 Igor Anton ( Esp – EUS – 111 ) + 19′ 43″
24 Steve Morabito ( Sui – BMC – 036 ) + 19′ 59″
25 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 082 ) + 20′ 35″
26 José Serpa ( Col – LAM – 149 ) + 21′ 01″
27 Wouter Poels ( Ned – VCD – 201 ) + 21′ 54″
28 Pierre Rolland ( Fra – EUC – 051 ) + 25′ 33″
29 Davide Malacarne ( Ita – EUC – 056 ) + 26′ 42″
30 Richie Porte ( Aus – SKY – 006 ) + 30′ 04″

Did not start:

Edvald Boasson Hagen ( Nor – SKY – 002 )

Note: Wikipedia has a simple article on the Mountain classification used on the Tour. The basic fact is that climbs fall into five types, with the four numbered types decreasing in difficulty as the numbers get larger, and then there is the Hors Catégorie, literally “without category”, which generally makes you look for an elevator or Sherpas.

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