Saint Etienne (France) (AFP) – Denmark’s 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’Oisin and Saint-Etienne, while leading the yellow jersey. remained in the general classification 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 of his most prominent rivals, such as Slovenian Tadi Bogachar and Briton Geraint Thomas.
Position of the top five in stage 13:
1- The Danish Mads Pedersen 4:13:03 am
2 – Fred Wright from Great Britain, 0 seconds behind
3- Canadian Hugo Holly, 0 seconds behind
4- Swiss Stefan Kang by 30 seconds
5 – American Matthew Jurgenson, 30 seconds behind
The general classification of the top five of the Tour de France:
1- The Danish Jonas Weingegaard 50:47.34
2- Slovenian Tadi Bogachar, 2:22 p.
3- Geraint Thomas from Great Britain, against 2:26 p.
4- Romain Bardi, with a difference of 2:35
5 – Adam Yates from Great Britain, against 3:44 d
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