Pezcyclingnews: Tour’15: Van Avermaet Surprises In Rodez


Jan 3, 2005
Race Report Stage 13: Team BMC’s Greg Van Avermaet took a welcomed win after a string of ‘almosts’ this season, exploding from thefront of the pack as the day’s break was caught within 400m of theline on a tough little climb into Rodez. Peter Saganchased the red rider to theend but could get no closerthan a bike length. Maillot jaune Chris Froome filed another stage doneon his questfor a second overall victory. The GC big boys finished together in a tight group with no changes to overall as Chris Froome ticked off his seventh day in yellow and a very successful Pyrenean campaign to not only defend his lead butdistance all challengers. - Today’s report comes direct from theASO – I’ll post more big photos as the arrive. – Pez.Stage 13 looked set in the stone for Peter Sagan to win atop the hill of the avenue de Saint-Pierre in Rodez. It was a spectacular finish but the Slovakian champion who hasn’t claimed a stage of the Tour de France since two years ago was second again as he lost the final sprint to Greg van Avermaet (BMC). The Belgian, third of the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix this year, is also known for often making the top three but seldom winning. He finally took a well deserved victory.The lumpy ride out of thePyrenees towards the even lumpier Massif Central looked on paper to be a day for surprise attacks, but in theend it was no changes to GC.175 riders started stage...

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