Tour de France 2018 Stage 13: Sprint victory Peter Sagan, Geraint Thomas retains maillot jaune

The Tour de France's 13th stage is a flat to rolling race from Bourg d'Oisans to Valence. Peter Sagan outsprints Alexander Kristoff and Arnaud Démare, while Geraint Thomas finishes safely in the bunch to retain the yellow jersey. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 13th stage 2018 Tour de France

1. Peter Sagan (svk)
2. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
3. Arnaud Démare (fra) s.t.
4. John Degenkolb (ger) s.t.
5. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) s.t.
6. Yves Lampaert (bel) s.t.
7. Magnus Cort (den) s.t.
8. Andrea Pasqualon (ita) s.t.
9. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.
10. Taylor Phinney (usa) s.t.

GC after the 13th stage
1. Geraint Thomas (gbr)
2. Chris Froome (gbr) + 1.39
3. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 1.50
4. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 2.46
5. Romain Bardet (fra) + 3.07
6. Mikel Landa (spa) + 3.13
7. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 3.43
8. Nairo Quintana (col) + 4.13
9. Daniel Martin (irl) + 5.11
10. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 5.45

11. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 9.07
12. Bob Jungels (lux) + 9.09
13. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 9.37
14. Mikel Nieve (spa) + 15.28

Race report
Without Vincenzo Nibali, who was forced to leave the Tour de France with a fractured vertebra after yesterday’s crash, the peloton leaves Bourg d’Oisans. Sepp Vanmarcke is first to strike, but Thomas De Gendt and Tom Scully are first to open up a gap. Michael Schär and Dimitri Claeys track them down before the lead keeps hovering around 2 minutes for most of the race.

With 23 kms to go Schär is the last man standing. His solo ends with 6 kms remaining.

Philippe Gilbert kicks when the flamme rouge flies over his head, but he is brought back. In the ensuing bunch sprint Peter Sagan powers to his third win in this Tour de France. Alexander Kristoff comes close before he is pipped with an ultimate jump. Arnaud Demáre rounds out the podium.

The top of the GC remains unchanged, so Geraint Thomas is still the man in yellow.

Read also: route 13th stage 2018 Tour de France.

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