Tour de France 2013 Stage 10 Results: Winner, Leaderboard and Highlights

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Tour de France 2013 Stage 10 Results: Winner, Leaderboard and Highlights
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Marcel Kittel won Stage 10 of the 2013 Tour de France on Tuesday, as he crossed the finish line just ahead of Andre Greipel.

The official Twitter account of the Tour de France announced Kittel as the stage champion right after he completed the 197th kilometer of the race:

Stage 10 Results

RANK RIDER TEAM TIMES GAP
1. Marcel Kittel Team Argos-Shimano 04h 53' 25"   
2. Andre Greipel Lotto-Belisol  04h 53' 25" + 00' 00"
3. Mark Cavendish Omega Pharma-Quick Step  04h 53' 25"
+ 00' 00"
4. Peter Sagan Cannondale  04h 53' 25"
+ 00' 00"
5. William Bonnet FDJ.FR  04h 53' 25"
+ 00' 00"
6. Alexander Kristoff Katusha Team  04h 53' 25"
+ 00' 00"
7. Samuel Dumoulin AG2R la Mondiale  04h 53' 25"
+ 00' 00"
8. Kevin Reza Team Europcar  04h 53' 25"
+ 00' 00"
9. Danny Van Poppel Cacansoleil-DCM  04h 53' 25"
+ 00' 00"
10. Jose Joaquin Rojas Movistar Team  04h 53' 25" + 00' 00"

 

Juan Jose Oroz, Julien Simon, Luis Angel Mate Mardones, Lieuwe Westra and Jerome Cousin were the leaders for nearly the entire race. The five were more than three minutes ahead of the peloton when they reached Le Hingle, the intermediate sprint of the stage. Mate took 20 points for getting there first.

Westra pulled away from the other four when approaching Cote de Dinan—Category­ 4—and took home the only point. With 48 kilometers to go, however, all five cyclists were back together again and held a solid lead over the rest of the pack, as shown in this tweet from ITV Cycling:

While those five cyclists continued to pedal, the peloton was gaining ground on them. As ITV Cycling shows, the peloton was just 97 seconds behind the escapees with 35 kilometers to go in the stage. Five kilometers later, the peloton was 70 seconds from the leaders.

The peloton continued to catch up as the race continued, and the five leaders were still neck and neck with 20 kilometers to go. With around 18 kilometers to go, Westra was caught by the peloton, leaving the other four to lead the way. With 15 kilometers to go, the peloton was just 15 seconds behind the leading four cyclists.

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Cousin, Oroz, Simon and Mate couldn’t preserve the lead throughout the last 10 kilometers of the stage as the peloton caught them.

There were plenty of cyclists toward the front as the distance toward the finish line continued to dwindle.

It was Kittel and Greipel pedaling the hardest at the end, but Kittel took home the victory, as shown via the tweet below from ITV Cycling.

Christopher Froome still holds the lead in the general classifications, as he sits ahead of Alejandro Valverde by 85 seconds. Even with the Stage 10 win, his second of the Tour de France, Kittel still isn’t in the top 10 overall.

Peter Sagan currently has an enormous lead in overall points throughout the Tour with 269.

Greipel, who earned six points in the sprint and 10 for finishing sixth in the stage, is the next closest and he only has 186 points through the first 10 stages of the race.

The Tour de France will continue on Wednesday with the 11th stage of the historic race. The cyclists will be sprinting 33 kilometers from Avranches to Mont-Saint-Michel with hopes of gaining ground on Froome in the general classifications.

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General Classifications After Stage 10

RANK RIDER TEAM TIMES GAP
1. Christopher Froome Sky Procycling  41h 52' 43"  
2. Alejando Valverde Movistar Team  41h 54' 08" + 01' 25"
3. Bauke Mollema Belkin Pro Cycling  41h 54' 27" + 01' 44"
4. Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling  41h 54' 33" + 01' 50"
5. Roman Kreuziger Team Saxo-Tinkoff  41h 54' 34" + 01' 51"
6. Alberto Contador Team Saxo Tinkoff  41h 54' 34" + 01' 51"
7. Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas Movistar Team  41h 54' 45" + 02' 02"
8. Daniel Martin Garmin-Sharp  41h 55' 11" + 02' 28"
9. Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver Katusha Team  41h 55' 14" + 02' 31"
10. Rui Alberto Costa Movistar Team  41h 55' 28" + 02' 45"

*Full classifications and results can be found at LeTour.com.

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