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Le Tour 2021 – Stage 13

Tour de France Nîmes > Carcassone

Distance: 219.9 kilometers.

A Flat stage with a Cat 4 climb in the middle.

  • Côte du Pic Saint-Loup 51.5 km (cat 3: 5.5km @ 3.6%)

The intermediate sprint is at 104.2 km at Fontes. Expect a bunch sprint to the finish.

Yellow Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [Yellow] 52 hours 27 minutes 12 seconds
Green Jersey Mark Cavendish (DQT – 055) [Green] 279 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Nairo Quintana (ARK – 136) [Polka Dot] 50 points
White Jersey Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) [White] 3*

Stage winner: Mark Cavendish (DQT – 055)
Combative: Quentin Pacher (BBK – 227 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Bahrain Victorious ( TBV – 161-168 ) [Yellow numbers]

*Number 2 is wearing the White as Number 1 is wearing Yellow.

Mark Cavendish has tied Eddy Merckx’s record with his 34th stage win and fourth stage win of this edition of the Tour. He was selected for the Deceuninck – Quick – Step team at the last minute when other riders dropped out. He has had medical problems in recent years that have prevented him from racing, but he is obviously back and winning stages and the Green Jersey for his team.

Top 30 below the fold

1 Tadej Pogacar (UAD – 001)
2 Rigoberto Uran (EFN – 111) + 00h 05′ 18″
3 Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) + 00h 05′ 32″
4 Richard Carapaz (IGD – 022) + 00h 05′ 33″
5 Ben O’Connor (ACT – 124) + 00h 05′ 58″
6 Wilco Kelderman (BOH – 073) + 00h 06′ 16″
7 Alexey Lutsenko (APT – 188) + 00h 06′ 30″
8 Enric Mas (MOV – 065) + 00h 07′ 11″
9 Guillaume Martin (COF – 091) + 00h 09′ 29″
10 Peio Bilbao (TBV – 162) + 00h 10′ 28″
11 Mattia Cattaneo (DQT – 054) + 00h 15′ 35″
12 Aurélien Paret Peintre (ACT – 125) + 00h 24′ 44″
13 Wout Van Aert (TJV – 012) + 00h 25′ 21″
14 Jhoan Esteban Chaves (BEX – 172) + 00h 25′ 53″
15 David Gaudu (GFC – 081) + 00h 30′ 51″
16 Louis Meintjes (IWG – 211) + 00h 32′ 20″
17 Sergio Luis Henao (TQA – 191) + 00h 37′ 28″
18 Bauke Mollema (TFS – 044) + 00h 39′ 13″
19 Wouter Poels (TBV – 166) + 00h 42′ 52″
20 Dylan Teuns (TBV – 167) + 00h 43′ 54″
21 Ruben Guerreiro (EFN – 113) + 00h 47′ 37″
22 Jonathan Castroviejo (IGD – 023) + 00h 51′ 34″
23 Julian Alaphilippe (DQT – 051) + 00h 52′ 19″
24 Alejandro Valverde (MOV – 067) + 00h 54′ 54″
25 Sergio Andres Higuita (EFN – 114) + 00h 54′ 59″
26 Jakob Fuglsang (APT – 181) + 00h 56′ 58″
27 Patrick Konrad (BOH – 074) + 00h 57′ 12″
28 Kenny Elissonde (TFS – 043) + 00h 57′ 38″
29 Steven Kruijswijk (TJV – 014) + 00h 57′ 38″
30 Michael Woods (ISN – 037) + 01h 01′ 03″

Did not start:
Michael Gogl (TQA – 197)

Withdrew:
Roger Kluge (LTS – 155)
Lucas Hamilton (BEX – 174)
Simon Yates (BEX – 178)

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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