Saturday July 14th, 2012

Stage 13Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux / Le Cap d'Agde

Start 11h55 GMT 2+

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video14.07.2012 in 23:00Summary of the race

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Summary of the race

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Stage summary14.07.2012 in 17:10Greipel earns a third... in anything but an ordinary sprint stage

A long transitional stage can, at times, be a procession but the 13th stage of the 2012 Tour was anything but an stock standard sprint stage. A steep hill 23km from the finish ensured that some of the big name sprint specialists were eliminated from the rush to the line. And then, in the final kilometre we were again reminded of the strength of Bradley Wiggins who was the last lead-out man before the sprinters who were able to stay in contact with the front group over the Mont Saint-Clair...

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video14.07.2012 in 16:00Interview - Stage Winner

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Sporting stakes15.07.2012 in 11:00Options for how it might be played...

“On paper, it shouldn't be a day when things get out of hand,” said the race leader Bradley Wiggins about stage 14. “But I think it's a day for the breakaway again and we'll just marshal everything on the last climb but it's a long way to the finish after that.” Given what we've seen of the Sky team's ability to control the peloton so far this year, it's fair to say that only the truly bold would even consider trying to steal the yellow jersey off the Brit on a day when the top of...

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interview14.07.2012 in 18:29Sky Procycling take another team win

Typically, Edvald Boasson Hagen leads the way for Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins, the leaders of the Sky team, but the roles were reversed in the finale of the stage to Cap d'Agde. The yellow jersey was positioned at the front of the peloton as it raced under the ‘flamme rouge' and leading out the sprint for the man they call ‘Eddie'. The champion of Norway was beaten by Andre Greipel but the presence of Boasson Hagen's partners at the front grants Sky Procycling the stage victory....

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interview14.07.2012 in 18:24Sagan: I don't think he's stronger than me

“For me to win today, I might have had to start my final sprint a little bit earlier. I lost only because of the final lunge to the line. Also, the team of Lotto was very, very strong. They did very good work for Greipel in the last 20 kilometres so it was good for him that he won. I don't think he's stronger than me but that's sprinting – one time he wins, another time I win...”

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interview14.07.2012 in 18:20Morkov: I know he would be proud

The winner of the 'Fighting Spirit' award in stage 13 is the same as in stage three this year. But Michael Morkov had a special reason for his attack on the road to Le Cap d'Agde.

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interview14.07.2012 in 18:05Greipel: We worked really hard for this victory

Just because André Greipel is one of the fastest sprinters in the Tour, winning doesn't come easy. He had to fight to get over a steep hill near the finish of the 13th stage but then he had the help of a committed team to put him in the right place at the right time.

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interview14.07.2012 in 17:54Wiggins: It was just nice to help 'Eddie'

After the podium protocol Bradley Wiggins went to doping control and then spent some time on the home trainer before talking to the media. When he did speak he explained that his lead-out in the final kilometre was a way of thanking a team-mate for all that he's done until now...

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video14.07.2012 in 11:45Analysis of the stage

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video14.07.2012 in 10:30The day's route

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