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Tour de France 2013: stage 13 – rider reaction

The 2013 Tour de France is the race that just keeps on giving.

Billed as a day for the sprinters – the final opportunity for the fast men to make their mark before Paris – and a chance for the GC men to rest their legs before Mont Ventoux, crosswinds ripped the peloton to shreds on the road to Saint-Amand-Montrond.

Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) and Belkin duo Bauke Mollema and Laurens Ten Dam both made the decisive split – but Chris Froome (Team Sky) was not present in the lead group and would concede more than a minute to three of his main GC rivals.

Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) was there, however, and if the result was predictable, with the Manx Missile outsprinting Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling), the execution, with the stage win being decided from a 14-man group and the race blown to bits, was not.

Here’s our round-up of the best Twitter reaction after another thrilling day at the Tour de France.


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