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Barguil beats Quintana and Contador to win thrilling stage 13 at the Tour

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Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb) won the 13th stage of the Tour de France, a 101-km mountain trek from Saint-Girons on Bastille Day on Friday.

Barguil became the first Frenchman to win on the national holiday since David Moncoutié in 2005. In the sprint, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) was second. Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo), who helped initiate the winning move, finished third.

Chris Froome finished alongside race leader Aru, 1min 48sec behind the winner, to keep hold of second place at 6sec with Romain Bardet remaining third at 25sec.

The biggest winner, though, was Froome’s Sky teammate Mikel Landa, who finished fourth at just 2sec and moved up two places to fifth overall, now just 1:09 back.

But the race was made first by Contador, who attacked on the first of three mountain climbs, and Quintana who attacked early on the second. Contador’s move with 70km to ride was marked by Landa while Quintana, less than 10km later, brought along Barguil. The latter two caught the former just before cresting the final summit of the day, 27km from the finish.

And those were the four who contested the sprint finish for victory, with Barguil bringing great delight to the home fans on their national holiday.

In the final 10km, Dan Martin and Simon Yates escaped out of Aru’s group to snatch back a few seconds, although both lost a place to Landa.


Tour de France 2017 – stage 13 results (Saint-Girons – Foix):

1Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb)

2:36:29

2Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

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3Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)

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4Mikel Landa (Team Sky)

+02”

5Simon Yates (Orica-Scott)

+01’39”

6Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors)

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7Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)

+01’48”

8Christopher Froome (Team Sky)

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9Fabio Aru (Astana)

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10Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac)

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11Romain Bardet (AG2R)

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12Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates)

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13Carlos Betancur (Movistar)

+04’08”

14Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)

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15Pierre Latour (AG2R)

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16Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data)

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17Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R)

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18Damiano Caruso (BMC)

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19Guillaume Martin (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

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20Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

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General classification after stage 13:

1Fabio Aru (Astana)

55:30:06

2Christopher Froome (Team Sky)

+06”

3Romain Bardet (AG2R)

+25”

4Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac)

+35”

5Mikel Landa (Team Sky)

+01’09”

6Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors)

+01’32”

7Simon Yates (Orica-Scott)

+02’04”

8Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

+02’07”

9Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates)

+04’51”

10Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)

+05’22”

11George Bennett (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+06’24”

12Mikel Nieve (Team Sky)

+09’50”

13Pierre Latour (AG2R)

+10’33”

14Damiano Caruso (BMC)

+11’13”

15Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb)

+14’05”

16Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R)

+14’36”

17Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

+16’34”

18Carlos Betancur (Movistar)

+18’00”

19Guillaume Martin (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

+21’47”

20Brice Feillu (Fortuneo-Oscaro)

+22’34”