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TOUR’22 Stage 13: Pedersen Pounces in Saint-Étienne!

Tour Stage 13 Report: After the thrill of the previous few days, stage 13 was made for the ‘break of the day’, though the sprinters had hopes at one level. Mads Pedersen out sprinted the rest of the escape, Fred Wright and Hugo Houle, for the win. The GC males stayed collectively, so no change on the general standings.

The ultimate kilometre of stage 13

The break went all the way in which and Mads Pedersen took the honours

Mads Pedersen received the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France. He was a part of a robust main group and was first throughout the finish-line in Saint-Étienne after 192.6 kilometres. He was forward of Fred Wright and Hugo Houle. Within the peloton; Jonas Vingegaard had no issues and the sprinter’s groups have been unable to shut the hole to the break.

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Commentary from Christian Prudhomme: “It’s honest to imagine that an necessary episode within the battle for the inexperienced jersey will likely be performed out within the dwelling of Les Verts, the nickname of Saint Étienne’s illustrious, green-shirted soccer crew. A profile with none vital issue ought to, in concept, enable the groups which are centered on dash finishes to make hay immediately. On phases of this kind, breakaway riders may have little room for manoeuvre, however they will nonetheless hope for the perfect…”

Stage 13 profile

It took a very long time earlier than a break was fashioned. After 30 kilometres, Filippo Ganna (INEOS Grenadiers), Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) and Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar) broke away on the Côte de Brié, however the motion didn’t cease behind.

The Jumbo-Visma riders staying within the shade

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A bunch with Mads Pedersen & Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo), Fred Wright (Bahrain Victorious) and Hugo Houle (Israel-Premier Tech) managed to cross to the entrance group. Owain Doull additionally tried, however ended up caught in-between, because the hole to the seven leaders rapidly rose to 2 minutes.

Every little thing yellow for Jonas Vingegaard

The jerseys firstly

For Alpecin-Deceuninck, Lotto Soudal and DSM that was the signal to start out a chase. These groups have been working for his or her fast-finishers; Jasper Philipsen, Caleb Ewan and Alberto Dainese and decreased the distinction to 1:30. On the tough Col de Parménie (5.1km at 6.6%) one other minute was added.

The primary break of the day: Taco van der Hoorn, Nils Politt and Jeremy Lecroq

Filippo Ganna (INEOS Grenadiers) wished in on the motion

On the open plains the peloton cut up into echelons after that climb, however no crew actually wished to take benefit. Because of the nervousness, the tempo elevated. Consequently, the hole between the main group and the peloton fluctuated for a very long time round one and a half minutes. On the intermediate dash in La Côte-Saint-André, Pedersen was first. Within the peloton, the inexperienced jersey, Wout van Aert picked up 8 straightforward factors.

Workforce work for Wout immediately

The chase took a success when Caleb Ewan crashed. He was badly damage, however was capable of proceed. Lotto Soudal stopped serving to with the chase work. The chase was taken up by Fast-Step for Fabio Jakobsen. Ewan’s pursuit again to the peloton was not with out issues, as he ended up in a bunch of dropped riders, which additionally included Peter Sagan.

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Fifty kilometres earlier than the end, the Côte de Saint-Romain-en-Gal (6.6km at 4.5%) gave the impression to be the decisive climb. Many sprinters didn’t survive the climb and the domestiques on the entrance have been additionally used up. The tempo dropped off within the peloton, which gave Ganna, Küng, Pedersen, Wright, Jorgenson and Houle, Simmons had been dropped, hope for the stage victory.

Simmons labored exhausting for Pedersen within the break

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BikeExchange-Jayco took the lead within the pack. By that point the distinction had already risen to three:30 and plenty of sprinters have been gone, apart from Dylan Groenewegen and Michael Matthews. The velocity of BikeExchange-Jayco broke the peloton into items and the lead was decreased to 2:30.

No relaxation for the peloton

The pursuit then stopped. The 5 entrance riders began the final 20 kilometres in direction of Saint-Étienne with a lead of two:15. Jack Bauer and Amund Grøndahl Jansen couldn’t pull within the sturdy main group. Fifteen kilometres from the end, BikeExchange-Jayco disappeared from the entrance of the peloton.

The echelons didn’t trigger any issues ultimately

The win would come type the break. Pedersen attacked on the uncategorised Côte de Sorbiers (1.9km at 4.4%) and rode away with Wright and Houle. They rapidly had 20 seconds on Ganna, Küng and Jorgenson, who struggled to get nearer.

BikeExchange-Jayco labored exhausting to carry again the break for Dylan Groenewegen

The three began the final 3 kilometres with a lead of 30 seconds. Wright wished to shock the others, however Pedersen was watching him. Houle’s acceleration was additionally countered by the Dane, who relied on his dash. Pedersen made an extended dash and was in a category of its personal. Wright was second, Houle third.

Then there was three: Pedersen, Wright and Houle

Half a minute later, the overwhelmed Küng, Jorgenson and Ganna crossed the road. The peloton was at greater than 5 minutes and Wout van Aert received the dash for seventh place and took some extra factors for the inexperienced jersey, simply forward of Florian Sénéchal and Luca Mozzato.

Exhausting to guess towards Mads Pedersen

One other win for Denmark… and Mads Pedersen and Trek-Segafredo

Stage winer, Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo): “It’s unbelievable. I lastly take the win I used to be searching for. Coming to the Tour, I knew my form was good however I missed the alternatives within the first week. I took my likelihood immediately. It’s very nice to get the reward. As a crew, we got here solely with riders for phases, it’s a reduction to get one win. The plan was that if greater than 4 riders within the break, we ought to be in and I ought to be in. However for a very long time, I’ve thought it was a mistake and we’d get caught by the bunch. Nevertheless it was exhausting for everybody. It was such an extended day. With 12km to go, I believed we have been too many guys within the entrance group so I attempted to assault. Fortunately we cut up up the break and it was simpler to manage.”

A a lot simpler day immediately

General chief, Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma): “Immediately’s was a really heat and lengthy stage. It was key to maintain ourselves hydrated and funky. We used some ice to chill our physique down, and we have been additionally being given reminders about when to drink all day lengthy over the crew radio. To be sincere, I generally take the earpiece off when the race is calm – however I preserve it more often than not. As for the racing, it was not a tough day nor a simple one. We knew there have been some locations the place there is perhaps crosswinds and we have been cautious at these. It’s good I’ve a crew full of huge guys, as a result of they’re superb at guiding and defending me by way of this type of phases. Ultimately, I used to be ready to avoid wasting legs for the mountain phases.”

# All of the Tour information in EUROTRASH and the ‘Relaxation Day Spherical Up’ on Monday. #

Tour de France Stage 13 Outcome:
1. Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo in 4:13:03
2. Fred Wright (GB) Bahrain-Victorious
3. Hugo Houle (Can) Israel-Premier Tech
4. Stefan Küng (Sui) Groupama-FDJ at 0:30
5. Matteo Jorgenson (USA) Movistar
6. Filippo Ganna (Ita) INEOS Grenadiers
7. Wout van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma at 5:45
8. Florian Sénéchal (Fra) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl
9. Luca Mozzato (Ita) B&B Accommodations-KTM
10. Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux.

Tour de France General After Stage 13:
1. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma in 50:47:34
2. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Workforce Emirates at 2:22
3. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 2:26
4. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM at 2:35
5. Adam Yates (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 3:44
6. Nairo Quintana (Col) Arkéa Samsic at 3:58
7. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 4:07
8. Thomas Pidcock (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 7:39
9. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 9:32
10. Aleksandr Vlasov (-) BORA-hansgrohe at 10:06.

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