Third victory for Peter Sagan at Tour de France, Thomas keeps GC lead
Jul 20 2018 05:37 pm CET

Third victory for Peter Sagan at Tour de France, Thomas keeps GC lead
Third victory for Peter Sagan at Tour de France, Thomas keeps GC lead
Photo of Peter Sagan by the A.S.O.

Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) has won the 13th stage of the Tour de France. The World Champion outsprinted Alexander Kristoff and Arnaud Demare.

The 13th stage of the French grand tour was 169.5 kilometres long between Bourg d'Oisans and Valence over a flat route that made it a good day for the few fast men that are still racing. The breakaway of the day was formed early on the day by Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal), Dimitri Claeys (Cofidis), Michael Schär (BMC) and Tom Scully (EF Education First).

With 23 kilometres to go, Schär attacked from the front group and went away on his own. At 5.6 kilometres to go, the Swiss rider was caught and the peloton headed to a final sprint.

Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) launched an attack with 900 metres to go and got a gap but was he caught by the train of Groupama-FDJ at the service of Arnaud Demare. The Frenchman was the first one to launch the final sprint and he was followed by Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) and Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe).

The World Champion had the better legs to finish off the sprint and crossed the line just ahead of Kristoff and Demare.

Thomas kept the Yellow Jersey.






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