Tour de France 2018 Stage 13 : Sagan takes his hat trick by a bike throw

With so many marquee sprinters missing and a prestigious Tour de France victory up for grabs, stage 13 was only ever going to end in a sprint finish. Exuding cool calm, Peter Sagan surfed wheels on the run in then timed his sprint and bike throw to perfection to pip Alexander Kristoff and Arnaud Demare for his hat trick. There was no change on GC except the sad news that Vincenzo Nibali had to retire from the race due to injuries received when he was brought down on stage 12.

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VeloVoices Podcast 123: Dust and drama – Tour de France week 1

The first 9 stages of Tour de France 2018 went from Snoozeville to Bonkersville, with some hair-raising sprints in between. Midge, Euan and Kathi have a rollicking conversation while picking out some of the highlights (and lowlights) of the first week – and there’s a slight wine-fuelled cobbles rant … “Nobody puts Roubaix in a corner!” 

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