Preview: Puy Mary summit finish expected to inspire a Bernal-Roglic battle for yellow at Tour de France

Egan Bernal of Ineos Grenadiers
Egan Bernal of Ineos Grenadiers (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Tour de France overall contenders return to the spotlight on Friday’s stage 13 after three days of solo attacks, sprints, elbows and polemics, with Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) and Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) expected to face off on the steep slopes of the Puy Mary in the heart of the rugged and exposed Massif Central.

With Bernal just 21 seconds from the yellow jersey and six other riders still within one minute of Roglič, the overall classification is still wide open. The Puy Mary could and should change that, revealing who will enter the final week and the Alps as a true contender for overall victory. 

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.