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

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IJuly 12, 2013

SAINT-AMAND-MONTROND, FRANCE - JULY 12:  (R-3R) Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland, Sylvain Chavanel of France and Mark Cavendish of Great Britain and of Omega Pharma-Quickstep lead the peloton during stage thirteen of the 2013 Tour de France, a 173KM road stage from Tours to Saint-Amand-Montrond on July 12, 2013 in Saint-Amand-Montrond, France.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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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. 

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)

 

RANKRIDERTEAMTIMESGAP
1.CAVENDISH MarkOMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP03h 40' 08'' 
2.SAGAN PeterCANNONDALE03h 40' 08''+ 00' 00''
3.MOLLEMA BaukeBELKIN PRO CYCLING03h 40' 08''+ 00' 00''
4.FUGLSANG JakobASTANA PRO TEAM03h 40' 08''+ 00' 00''
5.TERPSTRA NikiOMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP03h 40' 08''+ 00' 00''
6.KREUZIGER RomanTEAM SAXO-TINKOFF03h 40' 08''+ 00' 00''
7.CONTADOR AlbertoTEAM SAXO-TINKOFF03h 40' 08''+ 00' 00''
8.TEN DAM LaurensBELKIN PRO CYCLING03h 40' 08''+ 00' 00''
9.CHAVANEL SylvainOMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP03h 40' 14''+ 00' 06''
10.ROGERS MichaelTEAM SAXO-TINKOFF03h 40' 17''+ 00' 09''
11.ROCHE NicolasTEAM SAXO-TINKOFF03h 40' 19''+ 00' 11''
12.BENNATI DanieleTEAM SAXO-TINKOFF03h 40' 25''+ 00' 17''
13.BODNAR MaciejCANNONDALE03h 40' 27''+ 00' 19''
14.TOSATTO MatteoTEAM SAXO-TINKOFF03h 41' 01''+ 00' 53''
15.GREIPEL AndréLOTTO-BELISOL03h 41' 17''+ 01' 09''

 

Overall Standings (via LeTour.com)

 

RANKRIDERTEAMTIMESGAP
1.FROOME ChristopherSKY PROCYCLING51h 00' 30'' 
2.MOLLEMA BaukeBELKIN PRO CYCLING51h 02' 58''+ 02' 28''
3.CONTADOR AlbertoTEAM SAXO-TINKOFF51h 03' 15''+ 02' 45''
4.KREUZIGER RomanTEAM SAXO-TINKOFF51h 03' 18''+ 02' 48''
5.TEN DAM LaurensBELKIN PRO CYCLING51h 03' 31''+ 03' 01''
6.FUGLSANG JakobASTANA PRO TEAM51h 05' 09''+ 04' 39''
7.KWIATKOWSKI MichalOMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP51h 05' 14''+ 04' 44''
8.QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo AlexanderMOVISTAR TEAM51h 05' 48''+ 05' 18''
9.PÉRAUD Jean-ChristopheAG2R LA MONDIALE51h 06' 09''+ 05' 39''
10.RODRIGUEZ OLIVER JoaquinKATUSHA TEAM51h 06' 18''+ 05' 48''

 

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