Tour de France

Stage 13) Châtel-Guyon - Puy Mary

FR France, Friday 11 September 2020
191.5 km

Tour de France: A day in the break

Tour de France: A day in the break

As soon as the flag dropped in Châtel-Guyon Friday, one rider immediately shot from the peloton: Rémi Cavagna, who had made a goal long before the start of the race from featuring in the break on stage 13, which visited Clermont-Ferrand, where he hails from. The French ITT Champion put his skills against the clock to good use as he was joined by teammate Julian Alaphilippe and three other riders.

The newly-formed quintet arrived at the bottom of Col de Ceyssat with a one-minute gap over the bunch, but things were far from quieting down, a large group getting clear and bridging across on the second classified ascent of the day, Col de Guéry. In the pack, the pace eased, allowing the 17 riders in the front to nudge out their margin to a whooping eleven minutes by the time they reached the intermediate sprint, where Alaphilippe collected maximum points.

Cavagna and the former yellow jersey continued to bring their contribution in the breakaway, which began fragmenting on the Montée de La Stèle climb, where two riders took off. As Rémi was beginning to pay for the hard work he put in up until that point, Julian moved to the front and tried to organise the chase, keeping the leaders within striking distance. Despite this strong and committed effort, Alaphilippe eventually was distanced when more attacks came on the stinging gradients of Col de Neronne and finished the stage a couple of minutes down on winner Daniel Martinez (EF Education).

“It was nice to spend the day in the front together with Rémi and we did a nice race together. We were full gas from the start as we hoped to get a gap over the bunch on the first climb, which we both knew really well. It was very fast and very hard today, definitely the toughest stage of this year so far. I would have liked to win, but it wasn’t possible, so that’s that. We are content with our ride, the effort we put in and we’ll continue to try over the next stages”, Julian explained on Le Puy Mary.

Shepherded by the incredible Tim Declercq, Dries Devenyns and Michael Mørkøv, who paced him on the excruciating climbs of the Massif Central, Sam Bennett concluded this stage – which had a vertical gain of over 4800 meters – well inside the time limit and retained the green jersey, which he will now wear for the sixth time in his career.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Pro Cycling
5:01:47
2 Lennard Kämna
BORA - hansgrohe
0:04
3 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:51
4 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
1:33
5 Pierre Rolland
1:42
6 Nicolas Edet
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
1:53
7 Simon Geschke
CCC Team
2:35
8 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
2:43
9 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
3:18
10 David de la Cruz Melgarejo
UAE-Team Emirates
3:52
34 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10:26
36 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10:59
47 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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101 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
29:12
156 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
34:12
157 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
34:21
158 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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159 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
56:34:35
2 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
0:44
3 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
0:59
4 Rigoberto Urán Urán
EF Pro Cycling
1:10
5 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Team Arkéa Samsic
1:12
6 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
1:31
7 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
1:42
8 Mikel Landa Meana
Bahrain - McLaren
1:55
9 Richie Porte
Trek - Segafredo
2:06
10 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
2:54
35 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:00:13
52 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:23:15
82 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:12:21
115 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:49:50
119 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:50:44
124 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:57:48
137 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:08:09
153 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:21:09
1 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
252 pt
2 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
186 pt
3 Bryan Coquard
162 pt
4 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
155 pt
5 Matteo Trentin
CCC Team
146 pt
6 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
131 pt
7 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
108 pt
8 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
100 pt
9 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
100 pt
10 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
90 pt
48 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
22 pt
65 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17 pt
107 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5 pt
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
56:35:19
2 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
0:15
3 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
2:10
4 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
25:28
5 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Pro Cycling
56:37
6 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
58:35
7 Neilson Powless
EF Pro Cycling
1:07:49
8 Lennard Kämna
BORA - hansgrohe
1:10:46
9 Harold Tejada Canacue
Astana Pro Team
1:26:58
10 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
1:28:29
15 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:49:06
16 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:50:00
1 Benoît Cosnefroy
AG2R La Mondiale
36 pt
2 Nans Peters
AG2R La Mondiale
31 pt
3 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
31 pt
4 Toms Skujiņš
Trek - Segafredo
24 pt
5 Quentin Pacher
21 pt
6 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
18 pt
7 Neilson Powless
EF Pro Cycling
16 pt
8 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Pro Cycling
14 pt
9 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
14 pt
10 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
14 pt
29 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
30 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
44 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 EF Pro Cycling 169:47:21
2 Movistar Team 3:00
3 Team Jumbo-Visma 23:02
4 Trek - Segafredo 24:00
5 INEOS Grenadiers 35:51
6 AG2R La Mondiale 36:30
7 Astana Pro Team 38:36
8 Bahrain - McLaren 44:11
9 Mitchelton-Scott 1:19:06
10 BORA - hansgrohe 1:26:22

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