Tour de France – Stage 13 – Greipel Hat Trick

Andre Greipel (LTB) has won his third stage of the Tour as he is starting to demonstrate that he is the most dominant pure sprinter of this race. He narrowly edged out Peter Sagan who is the points leader and is showing that he is the fastest all rounder of the race. It’s very interesting to see that in neither of those measures are we naming Mark Cavendish who normally at this point would be racking up his third or fourth stage. Is he suffering taking second fiddle to Wiggins? Or is he just not there as Wiggins lead out the sprint today.

The day was super windy and there were many splits throughout the day and into the final kilometers. The breakaway of Micheal Albasini (OGN) and Alexandre Vinokourov (AST) quite nearly made it to the line but were caught after some massive work by Lotto within the final 4km. From there, Luis Leon Sanchez tried a counter attack but Wiggins realed everyone in to set it up for Boasson Hagen who unfortunately didn’t have it in the finish.

Stage 13 Top Five
1. Andre Greipel (LTB)_____4h57’59”
2. Peter Sagan (LIQ)
3. Edvald Boasson Hagen (SKY)
4. Sebastian Hinault (ALM)
5. Darryl Impey

Full Overall Classification:

Overall Classification after Stage 11
1. Bradley Wiggins (SKY)_____54h34’33”
2. Chris Froome (SKY)________+2’05”
3. Vincenzo Nibali (LIQ)_______+2’23”
4. Cadel Evans (BMC)________+3’19”
5. Jurgen VanDenBroeck (LTB)_+4’48”
6. Haimar Zubeldia (RNT)_____+6’15”
7. Teejay Vangarderen (BMC)__+6’57”
8. Janez Brajkovic (AST)_____+7’30”
9. Pierre Rolland (EUR)______+8’31”
10. Thibault Pinot (FDJ)_______+8’51”
11. Andreas Kloden (RNT)_____+9’29”
12. Frank Schleck (RNT)______+9’45”
13. Nicolas Roche (ALM)_______+10’49”
14. Jerome Coppel (SAU)_____+11’27”
15. Chris Horner (RNT)_______+12’41”
16. Denis Menchov (KAT)______+17’21”
17. Maxime Monfort (RNT)_____+17’41”
18. Egoi Martinez (EUS)______+18’04”
19. Rui Costa (MOV)__________+19’02”
20. Chris Anker Sorenson (SAX)_+20’12”

Full Overall Classification:


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