Saturday, July 14, 2012

2012 Tour de France, Stage 13 Results

A long transitional stage can, at times, be a procession but the 13th stage of the 2012 Tour was anything but a stock sprint stage. A steep hill, Mont Saint-Clair, 23km from the finish ensured that some of the big name sprint specialists were eliminated from the rush to the line. And then, in the final kilometer we were again reminded of the strength of Bradley Wiggins who was the last lead-out man before the sprinters who were able to stay in contact with the front group over the Mont Saint-Clair hit their turbo buttons. It was an effort from the race leader that almost delivered team mate Edvald Boasson Hagen to the line first but the Norwegian simply couldn't hold off the charge of André Greipel and Peter Sagan who were first and second on a day that Orica-GreenEdge had hoped it would get revenge for the decision by the race jury to penalize Matt Goss 30 points for his sprint in stage 12. However, Goss, Farrar, Cavendish all lost contact on Mont Saint-Clair.

Note: one withdrawal today,  GALLOPIN Tony

Tomorrow: Stage 14, Limoux -Foix, 191 km. TdF analysis by Jean-François Pescheux: "We have reached the Pyrenees! But this is more of an appetiser than a mountain stage proper. Things will get going at kilometre 116 with the ascent to the Port de Lers, with 11.4 km at 7%. Then comes the Mur de Péguère, which is making its Tour debut and could deal some serious damage too: some sections are close to an 18% gradient, with 10.8% at the finish! Nevertheless, the distance to Foix will make great climbers hesitate. In my opinion, this is more of a stage for all-rounders such Voeckler and Chavanel. Or maybe a 50 man strong group with the freshest riders in it..."

With bigger mountains on the horizon, it's likely the GC battle will wait until after the second rest day. The race to Foix should be one for the opportunists but the list of potential candidates is shrinking every day... Sylvain Chavanel, Luis Léon Sanchez, Thomas Voeckler have all been aggressive so far this year and they may be getting tired. Jérémy Roy would surely like to avenge his loss in Lourdes last year and perhaps this is his best chance. Or, perhaps, Scarponi who finished in the lead group today but has been waiting for the Pyrenees to make his next move.

“On paper, it shouldn't be a day when things get out of hand,” said the race leader Bradley Wiggins about stage 14. “But, I think it's a day for the breakaway again and we'll just marshal everything on the last climb but it's a long way to the finish after that.”

1 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 59:32:32
2 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:02:05
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:23
4 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:03:19
5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:04:48
6 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 0:06:15
7 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:06:57
8 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:07:30
9 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:08:31
10 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:08:51
11 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:09:29
12 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:09:45
13 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:49
14 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:11:27
15 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:12:41
16 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:17:21
17 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 0:17:41
18 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:18:04
19 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 0:19:02
20 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:20:12
21 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:20:32
22 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 0:20:54
23 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:27:37
24 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:32:59
25 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:33:13
26 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:33:59
27 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:40:17
28 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:44:31
29 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:44:45
30 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:45:13
31 Alexandr Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:46:40
32 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:47:17
33 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:48:56
34 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:54:40
35 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:55:54
36 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:56:37
37 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:56:46
38 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 0:57:35
39 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:00:49
40 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:01:56
41 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 1:04:55
42 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:05:00
43 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 1:05:26
44 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1:06:42
45 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:07:00
46 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:07:47
47 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:08:54
48 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:09:23
49 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 1:10:52
50 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp 1:11:03
51 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 1:12:29
52 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 1:12:30
53 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1:13:24
54 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 1:13:33
55 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:13:34
56 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 1:13:39
57 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 1:13:47
58 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team 1:13:54
59 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 1:14:22
60 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 1:14:49
61 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 1:15:14
62 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:16:04
63 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:16:18
64 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp 1:17:35
65 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 1:18:02
66 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1:20:15
67 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:21:59
68 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team 1:22:23
69 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 1:23:01
70 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 1:23:07
71 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 1:24:24
72 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:25:45
73 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:26:25
74 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 1:27:20
75 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:28:16
76 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan 1:29:15
77 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 1:29:50
78 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1:30:48
79 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1:30:52
80 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 1:31:20
81 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:31:48
82 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 1:31:51
83 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Sharp 1:32:36
84 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:33:16
85 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1:34:00
86 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:34:43
87 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team 1:36:49
88 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 1:37:33
89 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 1:39:11
90 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 1:39:38
91 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:39:45
92 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:39:54
93 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:41:05
94 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:41:57
95 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:42:03
96 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:42:04
97 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1:42:35
98 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:43:09
99 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp
100 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 1:43:23
101 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:45:04
102 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1:45:41
103 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar 1:46:28
104 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano 1:46:46
105 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 1:47:33
106 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:47:43
107 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team 1:48:24
108 Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar 1:50:19
109 Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:50:21
110 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:50:37
111 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 1:51:25
112 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:51:36
113 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:52:40
114 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 1:53:35
115 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 1:53:50
116 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:54:52
117 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:55:01
118 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1:55:39
119 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1:55:52
120 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team 1:56:37
121 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:57:06
122 Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team 1:57:37
123 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2:00:19
124 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat 2:02:58
125 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 2:03:06
126 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 2:03:29
127 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Argos-Shimano 2:04:25
128 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 2:05:00
129 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 2:05:17
130 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 2:05:38
131 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 2:05:44
132 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2:06:03
133 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 2:06:24
134 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2:07:30
135 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 2:08:08
136 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 2:08:53
137 Roy Curvers (Ned) Argos-Shimano 2:09:01
138 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar 2:09:41
139 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2:09:59
140 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 2:10:01
141 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2:10:12
142 Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2:10:46
143 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 2:11:47
144 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2:11:53
145 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 2:12:03
146 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2:12:04
147 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 2:13:11
148 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos-Shimano 2:13:32
149 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 2:14:35
150 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 2:14:40
151 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2:14:55
152 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2:19:06
153 Yann Huguet (Fra) Argos-Shimano 2:19:07
154 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2:20:09
155 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2:21:52
156 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 2:22:27
157 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 2:23:30
158 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team 2:24:42
159 Albert Timmer (Ned) Argos-Shimano 2:28:01
160 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2:28:13
161 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 2:30:44
162 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2:33:43
163 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp

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