July 13, 2017
Tour de France 2017
Stage 13: Saint-Girons - Foix, 100km
French fairytale on Bastille Day as Warren Barguil outpaces Nairo Quintana and Alberto Contador for stage win in Foix.
Barguil takes Bastille Day win in Foix
The last time a Fenchman won on Bastile Day was 2005 when David Moncoutie won in Digne so with three stage wins to France so far this Tour French hopes of a break to the drought were not unreasonable. On the tour's shortest stage it was Barguil who launche the first of the day's attacks but was quickly reeled in. Next to go were Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie), Alessandro De Marchi (BMC) and Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors). Half way into the ascent to col de Latrape with 73km to go it was De Marchi alone in lead.
Behind him Barguil launched an attack to gain the maximum remaining KOM points, precipitating the day's decisive move by Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) and Mikel Landa (Sky). Behind them Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky), Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R-La Mondiale) together with Barguil went on a counter offencsive to bridge the gap.
The remainder of the race was high speed action. Quintana and Barguil manageed to connect with Contador and Landa. Benind them Chris Froome (Sky) sparrd with his rival racve leader Fabio Aru. Next to join hte leaders was Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac).
With the stage nearing its climax Contnador struck for home with 400m to go. Barguil who had bene in the hunt all day was quick to respond and timed his sprint perfectly.
Aru and Froome arrived 1'48" down but preserved theoire GC standings as did Romain Bardet and Uran but below them the GC underwent a subtle rejig with Landa climbin to fifth spit up from seventh with Contandor back in the top 10 in tenth.
Alberto Contador win the Most Combatitive Prize
Summary - Stage 13 - Tour de France 2017 by tourdefrance_en
Stage 13 Results and GC
Stage 1: 1 July - Dusseldorf - Dusseldorf (time trial), 13km
Stage 2: 2 July - Dusseldorf - Liege (Belgium), 202km
Stage 3: 3 July - Verviers (Belgium) - Longwy, 202km
Stage 4: 4 July - Mondorf-Les-Bains (Luxembourg) - Vittel, 203km
Stage 5: 5 July - Vittel - La Planche des Belles Filles, 160km
Stage 6: 6 July - Vesoul - Troyes, 216km
Stage 7: 7 July 7 - Troyes - Nuits-Saint-Georges, 214km
Stage 8: 8 July 8 - Dole - Station des Rousses, 187km
Stage 9: 9 July - Nantua - Chambery, 181km
First rest day: 10 July
Stage 10: 11 July - Perigueux - Bergerac, 178km
Stage 11: 12 July - Eymet - Pau, 202km
Stage 12: 13 July - Pau - Peyragudes, 214km
Stage 13: 14 July - Saint-Girons - Foix, 100km
Stage 14: 15 July - Blagnac - Rodez, 181km
Stage 15: 16 July - Laissac-Severac L'Eglise - Le-Puy-en-Velay, 189km
Second rest day: 17 July
Stage 16: 18 July - Le-Puy-en-Velay - Romans-sur-Isere, 165km
Stage 17: 19 July - La Mure - Serre-Chevalier, 183km
Stage 18: 20 July - Briancon - Izoard, 178km
Stage 19: 21 July - Embrun - Salon-de-Provence, 220km
Stage 20: 22 July - Marseille - Marseille (time trial), 23km
Stage 21: 23 July - Montgeron - Paris Champs-Elysees, 105km