Daniel Martinez wins 13th stage in Tour de France, Primoz Roglic extends GC lead
Sep 11 2020 11:16 pm CET

Daniel Martinez wins 13th stage in Tour de France, Primoz Roglic extends GC lead
Daniel Martinez wins 13th stage in Tour de France, Primoz Roglic extends GC lead
Tour de France

EF Pro Cycling's Daniel Felipe Martinez has taken the victory of the 13th stage of the Tour de France, Primoz Roglic has maintained the lead of the General Classification.

The route of the 13th stage of the French race was 191.5 kilometres long and featured three climbs of the third category, two of the second and two of the first, including the mountain finish of Puy Mary Cantal. A group of riders that included Julian Alaphilippe, Neilson Powless, Pavel Sivakov, Max Schachmann and Dan Martin, among others, formed a front group that was very active throughout the stage.

On the first ramps of the penultimate climb of the day, Powless launched an attack in the front and later on was joined by Schachmann. With 18 kilometres remaining, the German -who won Paris-Nice earlier on the season- changed the pace and continued by himself. Meanwhile, the pack grew smaller with the climbs and riders like Guillaume Martin and Romain Bardet got dropped -the latter after also being involved in a crash that forced the withdrawal of Bauke Mollema.

With 1.6 kilometres to go, Lennard Kämna and Daniel Felipe Martinez caught Schachmann and the trio continued riding together. Kämna and Martinez fought during the last kilometres of the stage and the Colombian was the strongest, taking the victory of the stage.

In the favourites' group, Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) attacked and that movement managed to put Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) in trouble. Pogacar and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) took the lead of that group while riders like Richie Porte, Mikel Landa and Miguel Angel Lopez rode a few metres behind.

Roglic was the first of the favourites to cross the finish line and behind him, Pogacar did it. Bernal struggled and crossed the finish line 35 seconds behind.






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