Tour de France 2013 Stage 13 Results: Winner, Leaderboard and Highlights

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Tour de France 2013 Stage 13 Results: Winner, Leaderboard and Highlights
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Great Britain's Mark Cavendish battled back from an early mishap to win Stage 13 of the Tour de France on Friday, via Cycling Weekly:

With about 30 kilometers to go, two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador began a charge into the lead as a pack of more than a dozen riders pulled away from the peloton. Cavendish was among the leading pack.

He would hang around until making his final push late to win his second stage of the event. The man who started the late charge, Contador, would finish the stage seventh.

Yellow jersey-holder Christopher Froome would come across the line 1'09" back of the leaders.

Early on in Stage 13, a group of six ridersYohann Gène, Ruben Perez, Luis Angel Maté, Kris Boeckmans, Cyril Lemoine and Przemyslaw Niemiecbroke off from the peloton and into the lead. 

Their time in the lead wouldn't last long, however, as the pack reeled them in with 95 kilometers still left in the stage. 

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Prior to winning the stage, Cavendish had some more misfortune on Friday, as he was forced to replace his shoe in the middle of the route. Fortunately, he and his team were able to resolve the equipment issue relatively quickly.

Spain's Alejandro Valverde would also experience a spell of bad luck on Friday, as a punctured tire forced him to pull to the side, where his teammates quickly came to assist him. He would lose nearly 40 seconds on the peloton before jumping back on the bike, via Cycling Weekly:

Marcel Kittel found himself struggling to keep pace with the leaders about halfway through Stage 13, as he fell 22 seconds back before rebounding with the help of his teammates, narrowing the gap somewhat before ultimately fading late.

In the end, Stage 13 exceeded expectations.

The flat terrain, which was projected to make for an uneventful and predictable day, turned out to provide a number of twists and turns. 

Froome saw his overall lead shrink, but Stage 13 was hardly devastating for the Team Sky star.

On Saturday, Stage 14 will take the riders 191 kilometers across France from Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule to Lyon.

 

Stage 13 Standings (via LeTour.com)

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RANK RIDER TEAM TIMES GAP
1. CAVENDISH Mark OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 03h 40' 08''  
2. SAGAN Peter CANNONDALE 03h 40' 08'' + 00' 00''
3. MOLLEMA Bauke BELKIN PRO CYCLING 03h 40' 08'' + 00' 00''
4. FUGLSANG Jakob ASTANA PRO TEAM 03h 40' 08'' + 00' 00''
5. TERPSTRA Niki OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 03h 40' 08'' + 00' 00''
6. KREUZIGER Roman TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 03h 40' 08'' + 00' 00''
7. CONTADOR Alberto TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 03h 40' 08'' + 00' 00''
8. TEN DAM Laurens BELKIN PRO CYCLING 03h 40' 08'' + 00' 00''
9. CHAVANEL Sylvain OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 03h 40' 14'' + 00' 06''
10. ROGERS Michael TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 03h 40' 17'' + 00' 09''
11. ROCHE Nicolas TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 03h 40' 19'' + 00' 11''
12. BENNATI Daniele TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 03h 40' 25'' + 00' 17''
13. BODNAR Maciej CANNONDALE 03h 40' 27'' + 00' 19''
14. TOSATTO Matteo TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 03h 41' 01'' + 00' 53''
15. GREIPEL André LOTTO-BELISOL 03h 41' 17'' + 01' 09''

 

Overall Standings (via LeTour.com)

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RANK RIDER TEAM TIMES GAP
1. FROOME Christopher SKY PROCYCLING 51h 00' 30''  
2. MOLLEMA Bauke BELKIN PRO CYCLING 51h 02' 58'' + 02' 28''
3. CONTADOR Alberto TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 51h 03' 15'' + 02' 45''
4. KREUZIGER Roman TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 51h 03' 18'' + 02' 48''
5. TEN DAM Laurens BELKIN PRO CYCLING 51h 03' 31'' + 03' 01''
6. FUGLSANG Jakob ASTANA PRO TEAM 51h 05' 09'' + 04' 39''
7. KWIATKOWSKI Michal OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 51h 05' 14'' + 04' 44''
8. QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander MOVISTAR TEAM 51h 05' 48'' + 05' 18''
9. PÉRAUD Jean-Christophe AG2R LA MONDIALE 51h 06' 09'' + 05' 39''
10. RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin KATUSHA TEAM 51h 06' 18'' + 05' 48''

 

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