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Tour, stage 13: Pedersen wins, Vingegaard is always in yellow

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The Danish Mads Perdersen won, after a three-man sprint, the 13th stage of the 109 / o Tour de France cycling, from Bourg d’Oisans to Saint-Etienne, 192 kilometers long. The other Dane Jonas Vingegaard kept the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification.

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It was supposed to dominate Slovenia, but Denmark remains on top of this 109th edition of the cycling Tour de France, which today made a stop in Saint-Etienne, in the heart of France. After the rustic duels at high altitude, in the Alps, between Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard, who kept the yellow jersey, today there was room for a winning escape. One of the many that have characterized this Grande Boucle. In the end, Trek’s Mads Pedersen got the better of his escape companions, the British Fred Wright (Bahrain Victorious) and the Canadian Hugo Houle (Israel Premier Tech), placed in second and third place respectively.

Fast and very demanding stage, like all the other 12 of this edition of the Grande Boucle: a breathtaking race up and down the transalpine arteries, with an initial average of 52 km / h per hour. The escape struggled to take off, then finally seven riders broke off at the top: Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers), the American Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar), Wright (Bahrain-Victorious), the Swiss Stefan Kueng (Groupama-FDJ), Pedersen, the other American Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo) and Houle (Israel-PremierTech). The group managed to contain the gap almost always within 2’30 “, then Caleb Ewan ended up on the ground and Lotto Soudal stopped shooting.

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Pedersen tried to make a vacuum 11 kilometers from the finish, only Wright and Houle managed to stay attached to his wheels, while Ganna, Kueng and Jorgenson lost contact. The final sprint went, as expected, to Pedersen, clearly faster than his fellow adventurers, while Ganna – however good – finished in sixth place. The group, ruled by the Belgian Wout Van Aert, arrived 5’45 “late. Vingegaard’s yellow jersey took no risks, for the other challenges it will be necessary to wait for the Pyrenees. That will be the battleground of Pogacar, which yesterday confirmed to be in good condition, albeit with two fewer men serving in the UAE Emirates.

Source: Ansa

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