Another Danish victory in the Tour de France

Saint Etienne (France) – Danish Mads Pedersen won the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France on Friday, after a hot day that continued over a distance of 192.6 km between Bourg-d’Oisan and Saint-Etienne, while maintaining the lead in the general classification with the yellow jersey in favor of his compatriot Jonas Weingegaard.

Pedersen advanced over Briton Fred Wright, who finished second, and Canadian Hugo Holly in third in a heated end of the stage, after the three managed to separate from the group and advance to the last line.

Pedersen took the third Danish victory this week after Magnus Kurt Nielsen in the tenth stage and Vengegard in the eleventh stage.

Pedersen managed to adapt to very warm weather during this stage, just like he did when he won the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in rainy weather in Yorkshire, England.

The stage witnessed the fall of Australian Caleb Ewan after he seemed to lose focus and brake hard in one of the corners before falling into an advanced position in the group.

Wengegard maintained the overall lead after reaching the finish safely and alongside a group that included its most prominent rivals, such as Slovenian Tadi Bogachar and Briton Geraint Thomas.