French riders hadn't won a stage of the Tour de France on Bastille Day since David Moncoutié in Digne in 2005. Warren Barguil did it as he attacked from the gun, rode on the offensive again for the polka dot jersey and outsprinted no less than Nairo Quintana, Alberto Contador and Mikel Landa to claim the fourth French stage win this year after Arnaud Démare, Lilian Calmejane and Romain Bardet. He's also the first Breton rider to win at the Tour since Pascal Lino in 1993. Behind the four...read more
“I woke up this morning with very bad feelings. But I had a good talk and a good look at the different climbs with [sport director Steven de Jongh] on the way to the start and I said I'd attack in the first climb if possible. I'm hoping to keep getting better and better with all the injuries I have. For the moment, this Tour de France pushes me to my limits. I prepared for the race very well. I even set a new record in my training climbs before coming to the Tour but I had a very bad crash...read more
I think Contador was a nice wheel to follow. He is a very good rider in those kind of stages and I followed him. I thought about the stage win but I knew it was difficult. Yesterday also I was happy, we did an amazing job, I could not try to win the stage. You work more for the team. You're here to win the Tour. I don't think I'm stronger than Chris. He has won three Tours. We have also a hard week coming up with one time trial Chris can win without me.read more
“The pace was really strong on the final climb. For sure everybody was hurting. I didn't have the kick to really go. I rode at my rhythm to the top. It was nice to come back. In the descent, I managed to get away. With Dan [Martin], we worked well until the finish line. I gained only a few seconds but I'm sure it'll count at the end. A short stage like today only creates positive racing at the difference of yesterday.”read more
"I've been looking for success for a long time. I've been close on several occasions so to win on Bastille Day and being the first Breton stage winner for a long time  makes me super happy because I feel like I have the double nationality [French and Breton]. Beating Alberto Contador who I mimicked when I won races as a young rider in Brittany means a lot to me. I've been critized on social media for losing time on purpose but I came to the Tour de France with the only goal to finish...read more
It was a very tactical stage, more than physical, because the leaders were watching each other closely. It's a pity that some are already calculating in the second week as we allowed back in the game some riders we had managed to drop. I hope we won't regret it in Paris. I was doing fine but it was not easy to have some freedom especially with a finale that did not suit attacks. I had to be content with following today. It was a great race today with some great riders like Contador or...read more
Yesterday was a difficult day in the finale, but today I was feeling much better. We played a little bit with our team because we have Landa who is not far in the GC. It was perfect for us. Landa is very strong and perhaps in the next few days we can play the same game again.read more
"I was expecting attacks from everyone. So I focused on following those who were the closest to me on GC. I know [former team-mate] Mikel Landa very well. He's strong but he had more room because he was three minutes adrift. Now that he's back up, I won't give him so much freedom again. Had I tried to follow everyone, I could have gone in a state of crisis because it was a hard and fast race. I'm satisfied with the outcome. I'm also very pleased by all the encouragements I'm getting in...read more
Some observers might have felt 213.2 kilometres of boredom and 300 metres of excitement in stage 12 but it's set to be the opposite on stage 13. It's the shortest of the 104th Tour de France, time trials excluded but it's a brutal one with three category 1 climbs on the menu, one of them being the Mur de Péguère with sections at 18%. It's really steep. Fabio Aru and Romain Bardet have an occasion to distance Chris Froome because they might have unexpectedly dethroned the Brit, nothing is...read more
Newsflashes (Local time)
1. Warren Barguil
2. Nairo Quintana
3. Alberto Contador
4. Mikel Landa, 0.02
5. Simon Yates, 1.39
Warren Barguil wins stage 13
|17:22||4 in the lead|
Landa, Contador, Quintana and Barguil to contest the stage win in Foix
|17:20||Simon Yates attacks|
After Dan Martin, Simon Yates attacks from the yellow jersey group
|17:18||5km to go|
Quintana, Contador, Landa and Barguil still have 2 minutes lead with 5km to go
|17:15||Uran is brought back|
Uran is back in the yellow jersey group. Dan Martin is next to attack from this group
|17:14||8km to go|
Froome reacts behind Uran. Leading quartet at 8km to go
|17:13||Uran goes solo|
Uran goes away from the yellow jersey group in the downhill
|17:10||12km to go, 2 minutes|
Quintana, Contador, Barguil and Landa have 2 minutes lead over the 8-man yellow jersey group with 12km to go
|17:09||Alberto Contador the most aggressive rider of the day|
Alberto Contador has been awarded the most aggressive rider price of the day
|17:05||20km to go|
Yellow jersey group reunited 1.50 behind the leading four with 20km to go
|17:02||Froome attacks downhill|
Froome attacks in the downhill and make a bit of a gap with Aru and Martin on his wheel while the Bardet group is a little behind
|16:59||Barguil first at Mur de Péguère|
Result of cat. 1 KOM at Mur de Péguère, km 74:
1. Warren Barguil, 10 points
2. Mikel Landa, 8
3. Alberto Contador, 6
4. Nairo Quintana, 4
5. Fabio Aru, 2
6. Chris Froome, 1
|16:58||Froome speeds up again|
Second time Froome speeds up near the top of Mur de Péguère but Aru, Bardet and Uran stick to him
|16:55||Four in the lead|
Barguil and Quintana rejoin Contador and Landa with less than 500m to go to the top of Mur de Péguère
|16:53||Seven riders in the yellow jersey group|
Seven riders are left in the yellow jersey in the Mur de Péguère: Aru, Martin, Froome, Uran, Bardet, Yates and Meintjes with a deficit of 2.20 from Contador and Landa
|16:35||Landa and Contador increase their lead|
33km to go. Landa and Contador are 27 ahead of Quintana, Kwiatkowski and Barguil. Yellow jersey group at 2.30.
|16:32||Fuglsang pulls out|
Critérium du Dauphiné winner Jakob Fuglsang pulls out of the Tour de France with an injured wrist.
|16:31||At the bottom of Mur de Péguère|
Contador and Landa have started climbing the Mur de Péguère. Yellow jersey group at 2.10.
|16:27||Contador forges on|
Quintana, Kwiatkowski and Barguil were about to catch Contador and Landa but Contador has opened the gas again with 38km to go.
|16:23||40km to go|
Contador and Landa are still at the front with 40km to go. Quintana, Kwiatkowski and Barguil ten seconds adrift. Yellow jersey group at 2.10.
|16:20||Bardet and Froome hold back|
Bardet and Froome stopped going downhill flat out. The group is reunited with Uran and Aru among others.
|16:18||Bardet and Froome speed up|
In the downhill of col d'Agnes, Romain Bardet and Chris Froome speed up to reduce their deficit to the two leaders while Quintana, Barguil and Kwiatkowski are only ten seconds behind Contador and Landa.
|16:13||Peloton à 2.40|
Yellow jersey group at 2.40 atop col d'Agnes
|16:10||Contador first at col d'Agnes|
Result of cat. 1 KOM at Col d'Agnes, km 46.5:
1. Alberto Contador, 10 points
2. Mikel Landa, 8
3. Warren Barguil, 6
4. Nairo Quintana, 4
5. Michal Kwiatkowski, 2
6. Alexis Vuillermoz, 1
|16:08||1km to col d'Agnes|
1km before the summit, Contador and Landa are 30 seconds ahead of the chasing quartet, yellow jersey group at 2.15
|16:04||Landa threatens Aru|
2.5km to the summit, Contador and Landa are 1.45 ahead of the yellow jersey group. Landa is 2.55 down on Aru on GC. Landa starts pulling at the front with Contador.
|16:01||Gallopin and Sicard away|
Romanin Sicard (Direct Energie) and Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Soudal) have gone clear off the yellow jersey group.
|15:56||Contador and Landa 5km from the top|
Alberto Contador does all the work at the front, 5km before the top of col d'Agnes and Nairo Quintana takes care of the chase while the 21-man yellow jersey group is led by Ulissi (UAE) and Bettiol (Cannondale).
|15:52||60km to go|
21 riders compose the yellow jersey group one minute behind Contador and Landa with the chasing quartet at 30 seconds.
|15:50||Four riders chasing|
25 seconds behind Landa and Contador: Quintana, Kwiatkowski, Barguil, Vuillermoz
|15:44||Quintana on the move too|
Two riders in the lead up to col d'Agnes: Contador and Landa. Quintana attacks from the main peloton with Betancur, Vuillermoz and Barguil.
|15:40||Contador on the attack|
At the bottom of the ascent to col d'Agnes, Contador, Barguil and Landa rejoin De Marchi
|15:36||De Marchi first at Latrape|
Result of cat. 1 KOM at Col de Latrape, km 31:
1. Alessandro De Marchi, 10 points
2. Warren Barguil, 8
3. Alberto Contador, 6
4. Mikel Landa, 4
5. Romain Sicard, 2
6. Carlos Betancur, 1
|15:34||Contador on the move|
Barguil has attacked behind De Marchi in search of KOM points. Contador also attacks behind him!
|15:32||De Marchi alone in the lead|
1km before the col de Latrape, De Marchi is alone in the lead. Gilbert and Chavanel are reeled in.
|15:25||De Marchi goes solo|
De Marchi (BMC) goes away solo after 28km
|15:24||Fuglsang and Grivko off the back|
Astana is losing riders: Andrey Grivko is off the back after Jakob Fuglsang
|15:22||Chavanel knows Latrape|
The leading trio starts climbing to col de Latrape. It's the 8th time for the Tour de France to use it since 1958. Only one rider of the peloton has passed in first position: Sylvain Chavanel in 2004.
|15:18||Still three in the lead|
After 14km, Chavanel, De Marchi and Gilbert remain in the lead, chased down by Wyss, Ulissi, Lammertink, Calmejane, Arashiro, Pasqualon, Mollema, Poljanski, Burghardt. Peloton at one minute
|15:13||No penalty for Uran, Pauwels and Bennett|
The UCI Commissaires Panel has announced on RadioTour that after watching again the last 30km of racing, decided to annul the penalties imposed on riders Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data), George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale Drapac), in light of the inability of teams to resupply their riders before the last climb of stage 12 of the 2017 Tour de France due to specific circumstances of the race which had blocked vehicles.
|15:09||Sylvain Chavanel wins the intermediate sprint|
Result of the intermediate sprint at Seix (km 13.5):
1. Sylvain Chavanel, 20 points
2. Philippe Gilbert, 17
3. Alessandro DeMarchi, 15
4. Michael Matthews, 13
5. Marcel Kittel, 11
6. Sonny Colbrelli, 10
7. André Greipel, 9
8. Nicolas Edet, 8
9. Nicolas Roche, 7
10. Marco Haller, 6
11. Jack Bauer, 5
Arthur Vichot (FDJ) who had been sick has pull out of the Tour de France
De Marchi, Gilbert and Chavanel are on the move.
|15:00||All together again|
Voeckler and Barguil are reined in. All together at km 10. Intermediate sprint coming soon.
|14:56||Very active peloton behind Voeckler and Barguil|
After 7km, Barguil and Voeckler have 13 seconds lead over a very active peloton.
|14:52||Fuglsang off the back|
Astana's Jakob Fuglsang is the first rider off the back, suffering from his injured wrist.
|14:51||Barguil and Voeckler at the front|
Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie) and King of the Mountains Warren Barguil (Sunweb) are in the lead after 3km.
|14:48||Aike Visbeek: "Barguil can go for it"|
Aike Visbeek who is a sport director for Team Sunweb told letour.com this morning: “Today is going to be very hard for the guys who want to win the stage, for the GC riders who will want to see who the weak teams are and for the sprinters who can't afford to lose too much time. It's going to be 100 km full gas today. If there's a good break, Warren [Barguil] can get in it, but not at all cost.”
The start proper has been given at 14.46. Vockler and Barguil are the first in action.
|14:46||Nicolas Portal: "It's going to be hard for Astana"|
Team Sky's sport director Nicolas Portal told letour.com this morning: “It's not the end of the world, we lost just six seconds. It's tight, but that is we were expecting to have quite an open race. If we need to see the positive side, Astana will have to ride today over 100 km and it's going to be pretty hard for them. That's the positive side of that.”
|14:45||Aru in yellow, like Contador and Nibali|
Fabio Aru is the third Astana rider to wear the yellow jersey after Alberto Contador (2009 and 2010) and Vincenzo Nibali (2014) who brought it to Paris.
|14:43||Alexandre Vinokourov: "The yellow jersey is a motivation"|
Astana's team manager Alexandre Vinokourov told letour.com this morning: “Of course it's good to have the yellow jersey. It's an extra motivation for the coming stages. Team Sky is a formidable team. Our team is a bit weak [after the crashes that took Dario Cataldo out and left Jakob Fuglsang injured]. But we'll defend the yellow jersey as long as possible.”
|14:42||Team Sky with the yellow bibs and helmets|
Team Sky leads the teams' classification. AG2R-La Mondiale is at 12.52 and Trek-Segafredo at 46.43.
|14:41||Simon Yates in white|
Simon Yates (Orica-Scott) is the best young rider ahead of Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates) who is 2.38 adrift and Pierre Latour (AG2R-La Mondiale) who is at 6 minutes.
|14:40||Warren Barguil the King|
Warren Barguil (Sunweb) wears the polka dot jersey for the fourth time. He has 70 points. Runner up Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) has half that amount with 32. Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) follows with 30. A maximum of 30 points are up for grabs today with three category 1 climbs on the course:
- Km 31: Col de Latrape, 5.6km at 7.3%
- Km 46.5: Col d'Agnes, 10km at 8.2%
- Km 74: Mur de Péguère, 9.3km at 7.9%
|14:39||Marcel Kittel in the green jersey|
Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) leads the points classification with 352 points ahead of Michael Matthews (Sunweb) who has 222 and André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal), 171. 40 points are up for grabs today with a maximum of 20 at the intermediate sprint in Seix (km 13.5) and 20 on the finishing line in Foix.
|14:38||Fabio Aru the new yellow jersey!|
Fabio Aru (Astana) is in the yellow jersey for the first time ever, with an advantage of 6 seconds over Chris Froome (Sky), 25 seconds over Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale), 55 seconds over Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac) and 1.41 over Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors).
|14:37||The shortest stage of this Tour|
This is the shortest classic stage of the 104th Tour de France, even shorter than the last one to be contested from Montgeron to Paris. In the history, time trials excluded, the shortest stages have been: Bagnères-de-Luchon-Superbagnères (19.6km uphill) won by “El Tarangu” José Manuel Fuente in 1971 the day after Luis Ocaña's dramatic accident in the downhill of col de Menté [there was no yellow jersey in the peloton as Eddy Merckx refused to wear it], Luchon-Tarbes (91km) in 1933...
|14:35||Riders on the move|
The peloton is rolling towards the the line of the official start outside Saint-Girons.
Welcome to the live coverage of stage 13 in the 104th Tour de France, 101km from Saint-Girons to Foix. Start scheduled at 14.35.
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