April 19, 2024
Tour de France - Stage 13 live today: Next duel Pogacar vs. Vingegaard at Grand Colombier

After the wild ride of stage 12 of the Tour de France, three extremely difficult days are now on the agenda. The first of the three mountain stages takes place on today’s national holiday in France with the finish in Grand Colombier.

Especially on the extremely demanding final climb, the favorites Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard have to put their cards on the table over 17.4 kilometers with an average gradient of 7.4%. The ascent is reminiscent of the legendary Mont Ventoux. Course director Thierry Gouvenou has included the Jura in the 2023 Tour de France programme.

The last time the peloton rode the Grand Colombier was in 2020, when Tadej Pogacar put his compatriot Primoz Roglic in his place. While two more difficult mountain classifications in the 1st category had to be completed three years ago, the ascent to the Grand Colombier is today the only real marker of the day for the 167 professional cyclists remaining in the field of the tour.

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15:47 – Teunissen gets the 1,500 euros in the intermediate sprint

The Intermarché – Circus – Wanty team with Mike Teunissen gets the intermediate sprint of Hauteville-Lompinès 50 kilometers before the end. Which gives 1,500 euros to the treasury of the Belgian team.

15:42 – Disagreement comes to the top

The first riders of the leading group begin to jerk and feel their companions on the tooth. How fast do I have to ride so that so-and-so can keep up? The 19-man lead was now reduced to 1:55 minutes.

15:30 – We climb towards the intermediate sprint

The 19 escapees now have a lead of 2:20 minutes. It’s uphill, but not too steep, until about 43 kilometers from the finish. At the moment there are still 58 to go, the intermediate sprint is expected with 50 to go.

15:18 – 8 minutes before the fastest cut

The summit of the race clocked nearly 50km/h on the speedometer in the first hour and a half of the largely flat day.

15:10 – UAE relaxes again

The advantage of the first 20 rises to 1:45 minutes, but it is still not very comfortable for the fugitives.

15:03 – 1:35 minutes for the Zimmermann group

There are still 80 kilometers to go, today it’s child’s play: at the moment we are already a few minutes ahead of the classification in fastest gear.

2.55pm – 25 km still flat

There are only 25 kilometers left before you reach the village of Tenay, where a gentle climb of about 20 kilometers begins. However, it is not classified, which means that there is no classification of the mountains at the top. During the climb, however, there is an intermediate sprint 50 kilometers before the stage finish.

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14:52 – Trentin, Stake Laengen and Bjerg do the work

Matteo Trentin, Vegard Stake Laengen and Mikkel Bjerg are the three riders from the United Arab Emirates leading the pack. Incidentally, almost the entire Bora-hansgrohe team is sitting right behind them.

Only 14:49 – 1:15 minutes

10 seconds The United Arab Emirates have already nibbled at the lead. Of course, the breakaways also go full throttle at the front. But their chance of winning the day is very slim indeed if this continues.

The leading group of the 13th stage of the Tour de France

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14:39 – The UAE is already serious

Two men from UAE Team Emirates stretched out in front of the peloton and are now going full throttle there. The field is lined up for a long time, chasing each other to contain the advantage of the first positions. If you ask Pogacar, the gap shouldn’t be more than 1:30 minutes.

14:35 – 1:25 minutes for the summit

With 103 kilometers to go, the 20 escapees have a 1:25 minute lead over the peloton. It will be interesting to see to what extent the classification riders’ teams leave them out. Because actually everyone agrees: UAE captain Tadej Pogacar absolutely wants to win the stage today and thus the 10 second bonus.

14:31 – Zimmermann in the leading group

Georg Zimmermann entered the group of the day together with Mike Teunissen and Adrien Petit. But other teams also have more favourites: here are the top 20: Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadiers), Pacher (Groupama – FDJ), Bettiol, Shaw (both EF Education – EasyPost), Asgreen (Soudal – Quick-Step), Mohoric, Wright ( both Bahrain Victorious), Stuyven (Lidl – Trek), Oliveira (Movistar), Houle (Israel – Premier Tech), Mozzato (Arkéa – Samsic), Eenkhoorn, van Gils (both Lotto – Dstny), Bol, Tejada (both Astana Qazaqstan ), Charmig (Uno-X), Latour (TotalEnergies) and Petit, Teunissen and Zimmermann for Intermarché – Circus – Wanty.

14:28 – 20 riders form the peloton

16 men leapt into the top four in the village of Le Montellier and now the peloton seems to have formed. The peloton slows down a bit and 20 men have half a minute ahead.

The French flag flies on the national holiday.

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14:20 – Ten seconds for a quartet

There are still 116 kilometers to go and a quartet has now moved slightly further: Quentin Pacher (Groupama – FDJ), Mike Teunissen (Intermarché – Circus – Wanty), Nelson Oliveira (Movistar) and Maxim van Gils (Lotto – Dstny) have ten seconds Start in advantage.

14:17 – 12 men have a small hole

Five seconds ahead for a group of twelve men. But are they really leaving now? The field does not calm down. But soon you turn left and then there is no longer a headwind but a side wind.

14:12 – No groups yet

Almost 15 kilometers have been covered and there is still no escape here. There are constant flat attacks, but the group keeps coming back.

14:08 – Cofidis with the Tricolor on the helmet

Another national holiday: Team Cofidis is out and about today with a special helmet design. Cedric Vasseur’s team, which has already won two stages of this Tour, wear blue, white and red at the head.

14:00 – Very motivated French

July 14 is a national holiday in France. traditionally, French motorists are particularly motivated to showcase themselves. At the moment, for example, Remi Cavagna (Soudal – Quick-Step) is one of the greatest resources in the first attacks.

13:58 – The headwind stops the attackers

For the first kilometres, the route here today leads south – and is therefore currently upwind. That’s why so far no one has really managed to break away.

1:55pm – Here we go!

We pass kilometer 0 and immediately there are the first attacks.

13:45 – Peloton begins neutralization

“Three, two, one, go…” The 167-strong Tour de France peloton has just started the neutralized section of stage 13 of the Tour de France. Eurosport pundit Bernie Eisel is expecting needle pricks from the UAE squad and Tadej Pogacar, but not a general attack. The next two days in the mountains are too difficult and after the rest day the time trial follows. Anders Jens Voigt: The former “king of breakaways” sees Pogacar in the yellow jersey tonight. Let’s see who is right in the end.

Tour de France – Stage 13: start at 1.45pm

Today’s stage 13 of the Tour de France of more than 137 kilometers and 2,400 meters of elevation gain begins at 1.45pm on today’s national day in France. Team Groupama-FDJ’s Thibaut Pinot should do it for the Grand Nation. Eurosport pundit Bernie Eisel predicts a victory for Louis Meintjes of the Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux team. One thing is clear for Alberto Contador: Tadej Pogacar will triumph again at the Grand Colombier. Pure emotion ahead of the mountain stage on Friday 14 July 2023.

Tour de France: Pogacar siegt 2020 in Colombier

Tour de France 2020 review: At that time, Egan Bernal of the Ineos Grenadiers team broke down on stage 15. On the final climb to the Grand Colombier they equaled Primoz Roglic of Team Jumbo-Visma in the yellow jersey and Tadej Pogacar in the best young pro jersey. Ultimately, the professional from the UAE prevailed in the Slovenian duel. Watch the action from 2020 as you prepare for today’s onstage showdown in the video:

Colombier arrival 2020: Pogacar wins against Roglic, Bernal collapses

Tour de France 2023: weather forecast

After the two cloudy days on stages 10 and 11, the sun returned today on the road to the Grand Colombier. The wind could play a role this Friday. Gusts of up to 42 km/h are expected in the afternoon. Temperatures are up to 30 degrees in the shade. At the Tour de France, therefore, things are heating up again, and not just for the showdown between Pogar and Vingegaard at the Grand Colombier.

Tour de France 2023: duel Pogacar vs. Vingegaard

And that makes them all the more interesting to fight for the yellow jersey. Just 17 seconds separate Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar in the battle for the yellow jersey. And the way the two have presented themselves so far, it can be assumed that after this phase it will no longer seem like that. Stage victory is also only possible via Tour winners from the last three years. For the overall rating.

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Short and painless? Probably only briefly. The riders only have to cover 138 kilometers in the 13th stage. The first 80 is completely flat. Then there’s a wave before the last 18 kilometers up to the Grand Colombier (HC). A stage where only the final counts.
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