Tour De France
July 15, 2011 by staff
Tour De France, World champion Thor Hushovd and French Jeremy Roy bold are bidding for victory in Stage 13 of Tour de France. Hushovd and Roy have jumped away to the 1709m Col d’Aubisque, reaching a slope of 10 percent in some parts.
The couple has a lead of 54 seconds over Frenchman Mickael Delage and Edvald Boasson Hagen 6min 36secs to race leader Thomas Voeckler and the rest of the pack.
The race continues to exact a heavy toll with more deaths, accidents and career breaks as the speed increases from Pau to Lourdes.
Two riders – Andreas Kl? Den yellow jersey hope and Belgian Gert Steegmans – are the last to leave the race in the bunch suffers in the heat on stage 13.
RadioShack has been reduced to five riders in his first nine with the withdrawal of Kloden.
The German was more than 10 minutes behind race leader Thomas Voeckler and damage after striking his back on the ninth stage.
He resigned less than 50 km in the stage of 152.5 kilometers in the form of heat and a claw profile took its toll.
Steegmans Quick Step, also gave the peloton chasing a strong dissident group speeds of over 55km / h.
The group includes world champions away from Thor Hushovd and Sylvain Chavanel talented Frenchman, who held the yellow jersey in the Tour early last year.
The fierce pace has seen a series of c3acks that ride on a small climb before the first climb of the day by category, with the stage winner Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) among the first to fall by the peloton.
Sebastian Lang of Omega Pharma-Lotto crashed, but has followed the race and is now in the back of the pack.
Christophe Riblon (AG2R) and Markel Irizar (RadioShack) also weighed, but reassembled the two.
Jelle Vandenert (Omega) won the sprint in the category 3 Cote de Cuqueron, which rises 1,500 meters at 8.1 percent.
With 65 kilometers of the race, the escapees have a gap 4min 31sec.
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