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Tour de France 2013

Date range:
June 29 - July 21, 2013
  • Tour de France, France,
  • Stages. Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      213km
      Start location:
      Porto-Vecchio
      End location:
      Bastia
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      156km
      Start location:
      Bastia
      End location:
      Ajaccio
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      145.5km
      Start location:
      Ajaccio
      End location:
      Calvi
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      25km
      Location
      Nice (TTT)
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      228.5km
      Start location:
      Cagnes-sur-mer
      End location:
      Marseille
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      176.5km
      Start location:
      Aix-en-Provence
      End location:
      Montpellier
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      205.5km
      Start location:
      Montpellier
      End location:
      Albi
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      195km
      Start location:
      Castres
      End location:
      Ax 3 Domaines
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      168.5km
      Start location:
      Saint-Girons
      End location:
      Bagnères-de-Bigorre
    • Rest day 1

      Location
      Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      197km
      Start location:
      St-Gildas-des-Bois
      End location:
      Saint Malo
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      33km
      Start location:
      Avranches
      End location:
      Mont-Saint-Michel (ITT)
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      218km
      Start location:
      Fougères
      End location:
      Tours
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      173km
      Start location:
      Tours
      End location:
      Saint-Amand-Montrond
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      191km
      Start location:
      Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule
      End location:
      Lyon
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      242.5km
      Start location:
      Givors
      End location:
      Mont Ventoux
    • Rest day 2

      Location
      Vaucluse province (Avignon, Orange)
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      168km
      Start location:
      Vaison-la-Romaine
      End location:
      Gap
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      32km
      Start location:
      Embrun
      End location:
      Chorges (ITT)
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      172.5km
      Start location:
      Gap
      End location:
      l'Alpe d'Huez
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      204.5km
      Start location:
      Bourg d'Oisans
      End location:
      Le Grand Bornand
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      125km
      Start location:
      Annecy
      End location:
      Annecy-Semnoz
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      133.5km
      Start location:
      Versailles
      End location:
      Paris - Champs-Elysées
  • Race history

July 12, Stage 13: Tours - Saint-Amand-Montrond 173km

Tour de France: Stage 13

By:
Cycling News
Published:
May 29, 2013, 04:22,
Updated:
June 17, 2013, 19:05

Tours - Saint-Amand-Montrond 173 km

To the very heart of France

At today's finish the riders will be close to the geographical centre of France and if you're a wine buff there is plenty to distract you, with Sancerre just one of the many local vintages worth investigating. On the road, there's not too much to get het up about and once again a bunch gallop is the most likely scenario at the finish. Naturally, the peloton's baroudeurs will be hoping to prevent that eventuality but today's escapees will have to bear in mind that this is likely to be the last chance the top sprinters have to take centre stage until the Champs-Elysées more than a week down the line. It's not beyond the realm of possibility that by then the green jersey might be on the shoulders of a rider who wouldn't be seen anywhere near the sharp end of a bunch sprint, such is the mountainous nature of what has already gone and what lies ahead. A mountain time trial, three summit finishes and testing days into Lyon, Gap and Le Grand Bornand might even persuade some sprinters to bail out after this.

Stephen Roche: "Last time we were here was to see Carlos Sastre sew up the 2008 Tour title in the final time trial. We'll see something very different today, almost certainly a bunch sprint as I don't think the likes of Cavendish and Greipel have another chance to win until they reach Paris."

Local history

Carlos Sastre went into the final time trial of the 2008 Tour between Cérilly and St-Amand-Montrond with only a small advantage over Cadel Evans. However, rather than taking bites out of the Spanish veteran's lead of 1:34, the Australian only nibbled it, ending up 1:05 shy of Sastre, who claimed his only grand tour title.

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Tour de France 2013: Stage 13 map

Tour de France 2013: Stage 13 profile

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Nardus Haasbroek More than 1 year ago
I think this one can be taken by the break away. I hope so. I am hoping for Chavanel.
westcoastken More than 1 year ago
The sprinters' teams, especially Cav's and Sagan's, are not going to let a breakaway succeed. Therefore I pick Cav to win Stage 13.
Otis Farnsworth More than 1 year ago
Why would Sagan care that much for a breakaway? Non-sprinter(s) getting the bulk of the points would be preferable for him than Kittel/Greipel/Cavendish scoring the 45. That said, I agree that a breakaway won't be allowed to win, just that Cannondale won't be chasing it down to hurriedly.
Nardus Haasbroek More than 1 year ago
Yes I think you are right. would like it if Cav can win on this stage.
onewheel More than 1 year ago
I pick schleck to beat cavendish by a wheel and any spare parts on his bike he can throw from 6 miles down the road :-)