Tour De France 2013 Stage 10 Saint Gildas Des Bois To Saint Melo Review

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Updated: July 9, 2013

The day before the individual time trial and the sprinters all aiming for a stage win, Marcel Kittel was the one who got his second stage win of this year’s Tour De France.

There was a break-away within the first kilometre, yet again, involving Jerome Cousin (EUC), Juan Jose Oroz (EUS), Luis Mate (COF), Lieuwe Westra (VCD) and Julien Simon (SOJ). None of the escapees were a danger to the lead, the closest to Chris Froome in the classification was Oroz, who was over an hour behind Froome. After 30 kilometres, the leaders were 5 minutes ahead of the peloton.

On the first and only intermediate sprint, Mate attacked to only be followed by Westra, Mate was just ahead of Westra to take first place on the intermediate sprint. For the peloton, Greipel showed a bit more strength to ease ahead of Sagan and win out of the sprinters. Mate (20 Pts), Westra (17 Pts), Simon (15  Pts), Cousin (12 Pts), Oroz (11 Pts), Greipel (10 Pts), Sagan (9 Pts), Cavendish (8 Pts), Flecha (7 Pts), Rojas (6 Pts), Sabatini (5 Pts), Bodnar (4 Pts), De Gendt (3 Pts), Chavanel (2 Pts) and Stannard (1 Pt).

On the only climb of the stage, Westra attacked the leaders’ group, it seemed to disorganise their tactics, he went over the climb in first place to gain the only point available, but he didn’t show any signs of slowing down and gave the impression that he was going to try and finish the race alone.

When the leaders were 40 kilometres from the end, the peloton increased the pace rapidly and decreased the lead by a minute and a half within 20 kilometres. For the following 15 kilometres, the leaders managed to keep around about a thirty second gap from the peloton. Talansky, Flecha and Tuft were involved in crashes 20 kilometres near the end, in which time, Westra was caught by the peloton. The leaders were caught 5 kilometres from the end.

Argos, Saxo-Tinkoff and Omega Pharma-Quick Step were leading the peloton to set up wins for their sprinters. Kittel crossed the line ahead of compatriot Greipel.

Stage Classification

1. GER    KITTEL Marcel TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO 04h 53′ 25”
2. GER    GREIPEL André LOTTO-BELISOL 04h 53′ 25” + 00′ 00”
3. GBR    CAVENDISH Mark OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 04h 53′ 25” + 00′ 00”
4. SVK    SAGAN Peter CANNONDALE 04h 53′ 25” + 00′ 00”
5. FRA    BONNET William FDJ.FR 04h 53′ 25” + 00′ 00”
6. NOR   KRISTOFF Alexander KATUSHA TEAM 04h 53′ 25” + 00′ 00”
7. FRA    DUMOULIN Samuel AG2R LA MONDIALE 04h 53′ 25” + 00′ 00”
8. FRA    REZA Kévin TEAM EUROPCAR 04h 53′ 25” + 00′ 00”
9. NED    VAN POPPEL Danny VACANSOLEIL-DCM 04h 53′ 25” + 00′ 00”
10. ESP    ROJAS José Joaquin MOVISTAR TEAM 04h 53′ 25” + 00′ 00”
24. GBR   FROOME Christopher SKY PROCYCLING 04h 53′ 25” + 00′ 00”
26. GBR   STANNARD Ian SKY PROCYCLING 04h 53′ 25” + 00′ 00”
42. IRL    MARTIN Daniel GARMIN – SHARP 04h 53′ 25” + 00′ 00”
126. IRL    ROCHE Nicolas TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 04h 55′ 05” + 01′ 40”
144. GBR   THOMAS Geraint SKY PROCYCLING 04h 55′ 05” + 01′ 40”
172. GBR   MILLAR David GARMIN – SHARP 04h 57′ 42” + 04′ 17”
181. GBR   KENNAUGH Peter PROCYCLING 04h 59′ 52” + 06′ 17”

General Classification

1. GBR    FROOME Christopher SKY PROCYCLING 41h 52′ 43”
2. ESP    VALVERDE Alejandro MOVISTAR TEAM 41h 54′ 08” + 01′ 25”
3. NED    MOLLEMA Bauke BELKIN PRO CYCLING 41h 54′ 27” + 01′ 44”
4. NED    TEN DAM Laurens BELKIN PRO CYCLING 41h 54′ 33” + 01′ 50”
5. CZE    KREUZIGER Roman TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 41h 54′ 34” + 01′ 51”
6. ESP    CONTADOR Alberto TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 41h 54′ 34” + 01′ 51”
7. COL    QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander MOVISTAR TEAM 41h 54′ 45” + 02′ 02”
8. IRL    MARTIN Daniel GARMIN – SHARP 41h 55′ 11” + 02′ 28”
9. ESP    RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin KATUSHA TEAM 41h 55′ 14” + 02′ 31”
10. POR   COSTA Rui Alberto MOVISTAR TEAM 41h 55′ 28” + 02′ 45”
47. IRL     ROCHE Nicolas TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 42h 24′ 33” + 31′ 50”
83. GBR    KENNAUGH Peter SKY PROCYCLING 42h 48′ 34” + 55′ 51”
99. GBR    MILLAR David GARMIN – SHARP 43h 03′ 11” +01h 10′ 28”
148. GBR    CAVENDISH Mark OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 43h 31′ 33” +01h 38′ 50”
165. GBR    STANNARD Ian SKY PROCYCLING 43h 40′ 59” +01h 48′ 16”
175. GBR    THOMAS Geraint SKY PROCYCLING 43h 45′ 49” +01h 53′ 06”

Team Classification

1. ESP     MOVISTAR TEAM 124h 51′ 44”
2. DEN     TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 124h 55′ 55” + 04′ 11”
3. NED     BELKIN PRO CYCLING 124h 57′ 06” + 05′ 22”
4. FRA     AG2R LA MONDIALE 124h 59′ 51” + 08′ 07”
5. LUX     RADIOSHACK LEOPARD 125h 05′ 51” + 14′ 07”
6. ESP     EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI 125h 06′ 26” + 14′ 42”
7. RUS    KATUSHA TEAM 125h 12′ 21” + 20′ 37”
8. USA    BMC RACING TEAM 125h 22′ 56” + 31′ 12”
9. USA    GARMIN – SHARP 125h 23′ 54” + 32′ 10”
10. FRA    TEAM EUROPCAR 125h 35′ 59” + 44′ 15”
11. ITA     LAMPRE – MERIDA 125h 36′ 25” + 44′ 41”
12. GBR    SKY PROCYCLING 125h 38′ 08” + 46′ 24”
13. BEL     OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 125h 39′ 30” + 47′ 46”
14. FRA    COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 125h 49′ 36” + 57′ 52”
15. FRA    FDJ.FR 126h 02′ 23” + 01h 10′ 39”
16. KAZ    ASTANA PRO TEAM 126h 11′ 09” + 01h 19′ 25”
17. FRA    SOJASUN 126h 18′ 04” + 01h 26′ 20”
18. NED    VACANSOLEIL-DCM 126h 23′ 31” + 01h 31′ 47”
19. AUS    ORICA GREENEDGE 126h 39′ 41” + 01h 47′ 57”
20. ITA     CANNONDALE 127h 22′ 45” + 02h 31′ 01”
21. NED    TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO 127h 38′ 33” + 02h 46′ 49”
22. BEL     LOTTO-BELISOL 127h 51′ 47” + 03h 00′ 03”

Points Classification

1. SVK     SAGAN Peter CANNONDALE 269 pts
2. GER     GREIPEL André LOTTO-BELISOL 186 pts
3. GBR     CAVENDISH Mark OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 166 pts

Climbing Classification

1. FRA      ROLLAND Pierre TEAM EUROPCAR 49 pts
2. GBR     FROOME Christopher SKY PROCYCLING 33 pts
3. AUS     PORTE Richie SKY PROCYCLING 28 pts

Under 25 Classification

1. COL      QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander MOVISTAR TEAM 41h 54′ 45”
2. POL      KWIATKOWSKI Michal OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 41h 56′ 08” + 01′ 23”
3. FRA      BARDET Romain AG2R LA MONDIALE 41h 59′ 52” + 05′ 07”

 

“Tour De France 2013 Stage 10 Saint Gildas Des Bois To Saint Melo Review” written by Seb True

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