Tour de France 2013 Stage 7 Results: Winner, Leaderboard and Highlights

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Tour de France 2013 Stage 7 Results: Winner, Leaderboard and Highlights
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The Cannondale team put forth a fantastic performance on Friday at the Tour de France and was rewarded in the end, as Peter Sagan won Stage 7 in a mad dash to the finish. 

Meanwhile, Daryl Impey held onto the yellow jersey with an overall lead of three seconds ahead of Edvald Boasson Hagen. 

For a moment, it looked as though Sagan may have been trapped on the inside before the final push, but he found a lane and turned on the afterburners—out-sprinting John Degenkolb, who finished second.

ITV Cycling posted this tweet of Sagan immediately after he crossed the finish line:

Jan Bakelants, Cyril Gautier and Juan José Oroz spent much of the race in a three-man sprinting group ahead of the peloton, but they were caught with under three kilometers to go. 

The Cannondale team was brilliant, setting a breakneck pace at times for the peloton and largely remaining atop the main group. They really controlled this race, and Sagan's stage win was the cherry on top of an impressive team performance. 

It was almost all for naught, however, as Sagan got caught up in a near-crash and had to do some serious correcting to stay upright. In a day when Cannondale did so much right, a crash there would have been absolutely devastating. 

The peloton at the finish included several top contenders, including Chris Froome, Alberto Contador and Cadel Evans. Froome remains eight seconds off the pace, while Contador is 14 seconds behind. Evans has more work to do, trailing by 31 seconds. 

Sagan extended his points lead, and now has 224 points, 94 more than second-place Andre Greipel.

Blel Kadri led all climbers on the day with seven points, while Jens Voigt earned four and Jan Bakelants took home three. Blel now holds a one-point lead over Pierre Rolland, 12 to 11, in the overall climber standings. 

 

Stage 7 Results (via LeTour.com)

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RANK RIDER TEAM TIMES GAP
 
 
 
 
 
1. SAGAN Peter CANNONDALE 04h 54' 12''  
2. DEGENKOLB John TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO 04h 54' 12'' + 00' 00''
3. BENNATI Daniele TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 04h 54' 12'' + 00' 00''
4. KWIATKOWSKI Michal OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 04h 54' 12'' + 00' 00''
5. BOASSON HAGEN Edvald SKY PROCYCLING 04h 54' 12'' + 00' 00''
6. GAVAZZI Francesco ASTANA PRO TEAM 04h 54' 12'' + 00' 00''
7. GALLOPIN Tony RADIOSHACK LEOPARD 04h 54' 12'' + 00' 00''
8. VICHOT Arthur FDJ.FR 04h 54' 12'' + 00' 00''
9. MORI Manuele LAMPRE - MERIDA 04h 54' 12'' + 00' 00''
10. CHAVANEL Sylvain OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 04h 54' 12'' + 00' 00''
11. NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas GARMIN - SHARP 04h 54' 12'' + 00' 00''
12. IMPEY Daryl ORICA GREENEDGE 04h 54' 12'' + 00' 00''
13. FLECHA GIANNONI Juan Antonio VACANSOLEIL-DCM 04h 54' 12'' + 00' 00''
14. VUILLERMOZ Alexis SOJASUN 04h 54' 12'' + 00' 00''
15. GERRANS Simon ORICA GREENEDGE 04h 54' 12'' + 00' 00''

(Note: 79 other riders tied with a time of 4:54:12.)

 

Overall Standings (via LeTour.com)

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RANK RIDER TEAM TIMES GAP
 
 
 
 
 
1. IMPEY Daryl ORICA GREENEDGE 27h 12' 29''  
2. BOASSON HAGEN Edvald SKY PROCYCLING 27h 12' 32'' + 00' 03''
3. GERRANS Simon ORICA GREENEDGE 27h 12' 34'' + 00' 05''
4. ALBASINI Michael ORICA GREENEDGE 27h 12' 34'' + 00' 05''
5. KWIATKOWSKI Michal OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 27h 12' 35'' + 00' 06''
6. CHAVANEL Sylvain OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 27h 12' 35'' + 00' 06''
7. FROOME Christopher SKY PROCYCLING 27h 12' 37'' + 00' 08''
8. PORTE Richie SKY PROCYCLING 27h 12' 37'' + 00' 08''
9. ROCHE Nicolas TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 27h 12' 43'' + 00' 14''
10. KREUZIGER Roman TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 27h 12' 43'' + 00' 14''

 

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