Tour de France Stage 13: Van Avermaet romps to victory

Would today’s scorching hot stage be a case of (un)lucky for some after the three stages in the Pyrenees seemingly cemented the GC top step? Unlucky for the surviving trio from the day’s break, whose hopes were cruelly dashed in the dying kilometre of the race. But lucky for Greg van Avermaet, who struck out from the unexpectedly large pack of potential stage winners, going long on the final ramp to the finish and just managing to hold off a clearly disappointed Peter Sagan to take his maiden individual Tour de France victory.

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