Vuelta stage 13: Warren Barguil escapes to take first pro victory

Stage 13: Valls to Castelldefels, 169km

It was a glorious day for Argos-Shimano neo-pro Warren Barguil, who took his first professional victory and immediately asserted himself as the new darling of French cycling. He escaped from a strong ten-man breakaway to take a solo victory, while Vincenzo Nibali held on to the leader’s jersey.
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TdF stage 13: Chris cross, Cav takes wing in the wind

Stage 13: Tours to St-Amand-Montrond, 173km

This 100th Tour continues to astound and thrill in equal measure. On a seemingly innocuous day containing one fourth-category hill, a combination of crosswinds and aggressive riding by Omega Pharma-Quick Step, Belkin and Saxo-Tinkoff shook up the GC, destroyed the hopes of Alejandro Valverde and recouped much of the gains made by Chris Froome in Wednesday’s time trial. Mark Cavendish‘s second victory was a footnote on a day of rare drama. For those who thought the race was over: think again.

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