Tour de France 2017: Barguil wins thrilling race on Bastille Day, Aru retains in yellow

At 101 kilometres, the 13rd stage of the Tour de France takes in three tough cols in the Pyrenees to finish downhill in Foix. An elite group with Landa, Contador, Quintana and Barguil sprints for victory with the Frenchman fastest on Bastille Day. Aru is still the overall leader. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 13th stage 2017 Tour de France

1. Warren Barguil (fra)
2. Nairo Quintana (col) s.t.
3. Alberto Contador (spa) s.t.
4. Mikel Landa (spa) + 0.02
5. Simon Yates (gbr) + 1.39
6. Daniel Martin (irl) s.t.
7. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol) + 1.48
8. Chris Froome (gbr) s.t.
9. Fabio Aru (ita) s.t.
10. Rigoberto Uran (col) s.t.

11. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
12. Louis Meintjes (rsa) s.t.
22. George Bennett (nzl) s.t.

GC after the 13th stage
1. Fabio Aru (ita)
2. Chris Froome (gbr) + 0.06
3. Romain Bardet (fra)+ 0.25
4. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 0.35
5. Mikel Landa (spa) + 1.09
6. Daniel Martin (irl) + 1.32
7. Simon Yates (gbr) + 2.04
7. Nairo Quintana (col) + 2.07
9. Louis Meintjes (rsa) + 4.51
10. Alberto Contador (spa) + 5.22

11. George Bennett (nzl) + 6.24
12. Mikel Nieve (spa) + 9.50

Race report
Once the flag is dropped Barguil and Voeckler are off, but they are brought back. Gilbert, Chavanel and De Marchi are more successful. They tackle the Col de Latrape with a 1 minute lead, while De Marchi goes alone on the climb. Barguil jumps clear in the last kms before the top and Contador and Landa race to his wheel. They crest the Latrape in that order.

On the lower slopes of Col d’Agnes – 10 kilometres at 8.2% – the four re-group. Landa en Contador push on together, while Quintana, Kwiatkowski and Vuillermoz leave the main group. Barguil joins them, while Vuillermoz is dropped in the last km before the summit.

Contador/Landa crest the Agnes half a minute ahead of the chasers and the GC guys are 2’39” in arrears.

On the Mur de Péguère – 9.3 kilometres at 7.9% – Kwiatkowski can’t follow the pace in the chasing group, while Bennet is dropped in the maillot jaune group. Barguil and Quintana chase down the two leaders in the steep last km before the top and Barguil cements his KOM-lead as he is the first rider on the top. Aru, Froome et al are almost 2 minutes in arrears.

In the long descent to the line Uran attacks with 10 km left to race, but he is brought back before Dan Martin accelerates. Yates joins the Irishman.

In the streets of Foix Barguil outsprints Quintana and Contador, thus setting the nation on fire on Bastille Day. Landa comes home 2 seconds later, catapulting himself into fifth place overall at 1’09”, while Quintana is back in contention, 2’07” down on the maillot jaune.

Aru, Froome, Bardet and Uran finish together, so the top 4 stays the same.

Read also: route of the 13th stage 2017 Tour de France.

Tour de France 2017 stage 13: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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Warren Barguil

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