Vuelta stage 7: Stybar surprises in Seville

Stage 7: Almendralejo to Mairena de Alijarafe, 195.5km

A throw of the handlebars from Zdenek Stybar was enough to deny world champion Philippe Gilbert his first victory in the rainbow jersey by the narrowest of margins. The two had escaped off the front of the peloton 10km from the finish and benefited from the technical finish to hold off the chasing pack by just a second. Belkin’s Robert Wagner won the bunch sprint for third just ahead of Adrien Petit (Cofidis). Continue reading

TdF stage 7: The day the green jersey was won?

Stage 7: Montpellier to Albi, 205.5km

Cannondale lit up this medium mountain stage to put the sprinters to the sword. They executed what amounted to a 130km lead-out to put the Velvet Samurai, Peter Sagan, in position to win his first stage of the 2013 Tour and establish a dominant position atop the green jersey standings.
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