Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) took his third stage win at this Giro in Cuneo. He was a little faster than Phil Bauhaus and Mark Cavendish. The escapees were caught only in the last kilometer.
Jiro thirteenth stage in a nutshell:
- Today’s winner: The sprinting teams had to pull out all the stops to catch the four Separatists early. The peloton also succeeded in the last meters. Groupama-FDJ started the race and Arnaud Démare finished it all. It’s his third victory in this Giro.
- loser today: It sounded good for a long time for 4 of the first runaways. Pascal Einkorn, Julius van den Berg, Nicholas Prudhomme and Mirco Maestre chose the ride early in the race. They had a solid lead and had a chance to decide to win against each other. In the last kilometers there was a lack of cooperation. Van den Berg slipped away, but the unicorn brought him back. Then the peloton climbed and over the leading group.
- Today’s unlucky bird: Romain Bardet (DSM) had to leave the Giro today. The Frenchman fell ill during the 12th stage yesterday, and things got worse last night. Early in the thirteenth stage, he threw in the towel. He finished fourth in the general classification, 14 seconds behind leader Juan Pedro Lopez.
- tomorrow: The fourteenth stage of the gyro is one for men of the rating. Tomorrow there are 5 times climb in the program.
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