Tour de France 2021: Cavendish equals Merckx’s record, Pogacar keeps yellow

Mark Cavendish Tour 13 - Tour de France 2021: Cavendish equals Merckx's record, Pogacar keeps yellowfoto: Cor VosMark Cavendish sprints to victory in the streets of Carcassonne to equal Eddy Merckx's record from 1975. Tadej Pogacar stays in the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 13th stage Tour de France 2021

1. Mark Cavendish (gbr)
2. Michael Mørkøv (den) s.t.
3. Jasper Philipsen (bel) s.t.
4. Iván García (spa) s.t.
5. Danny van Poppel (nld) s.t.
6. Alex Aranburu (spa) s.t.
7. Christophe Laporte (fra) s.t.
8. André Greipel (ger) s.t.
9. Magnus Cort (den) s.t.
10. Jasper Stuyven (bel) s.t.

GC after stage 13
1. Tadej Pogacar (slo)
2. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 5.18
3. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 5.32
4. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 5.33
5. Ben O’Connor (aus) + 5.58
6. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 6.16
7. Alexey Lutsenko (kaz) + 6.30
8. Enric Mas (spa) + 7.11
9. Guillaume Martin (fra) + 9.29
10. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 10.28

Race report
It takes more than 25 kilometres of hard racing fo the breakaway to take shape. Sean Bennett, Omer Goldstein and Pierre Latour carve out a gap of more than 4 minutes.

Bennett is dropped with 65 kilometres remaining. Moments later half the peloton hits the deck and the other half speeds up.

The remaining leaders are brought back and Quentin Pacher gives it a go with 45 kilometres to go. The Frenchman opens up a gap of 1.30 minutes before the peloton begins to reel him in. The catch is made inside the last 19 kilometres.

Deceuninck-QuickStep showcases a special lead-out in the streets of Carcassonne to frame a special record. Ballerini jumps clear, García closes the gap with Mørkøv in his wheel before Cavendish finishes it off. Voilà, that’s 34!

Pogacar stays in the yellow jersey.

Another interesting read: route 13th stage 2021 Tour de France.

Tour de France 2021 stage 13: routes, profiles, more

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