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Le Tour 100 – Stage 14

Tour de FranceSaint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule to Lyon

Distance: 191 kilometers.

Two category 4 climbs; the sprint; two category 3 climbs, and then three more category 4 climbs before the finish. This is stage for the General riders, i.e. too tough for sprinters, but not tough enough to give the climbers a big advantage. Froome should be in good shape, but the White Jersey could go back to Quintana.

The peloton decided to relax on this stage, so it was a break away and race among the domestiques, with Matteo Trentin, normally Mark Cavendish’s lead off rider, taking the stage. Julien Simon made an attempt at becoming the first French rider to win a stage, but he was caught at the last minute.

The leaders were saving their energy for tomorrow’s slice of hell.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GB – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 55h 22′ 58″
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: Matteo Trentin ( Ita – OPQ – 158 )
Combative: Julien Simon ( Fra – SOJ – 218 ) [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″

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July 13, 2013   Comments Off on Le Tour 100 – Stage 14