Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tour de France: Kristoff wins in Saint-Étienne

July 17, Stage 12: Bourg-en-Bresse - Saint-Étienne 185.5km

Sagan denied once again on stage 12

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) won the 12th stage in the Tour de France from Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint-Etienne. The Norwegian beat Peter Sagan (Cannondale), who was second for the fourth time in this Tour de France. Arnaud Démare (FDJ) came in third.

The breakaway of the day consisted of Sebastian Langeveld (Garmin-Sharp) who initiated it after five kilometres. Gregory Rast (Trek Factory Racing), Florian Vachon (Bretagne-Seché), Simon Clarke (Orica-Greenedge) and David de la Cruz (Team Netapp-Endura) joined the Dutch champion.

De La Cruz crashed with 94 kilometres to go and abandoned the race with a broke collarbone.

Yesterday’s stage winner Tony Gallopin got dropped from the peloton in the last ten kilometres. He also drops out of the top ten of the overall classification.

Astana’s Vincenzo Nibali still leads the overall with a 2:23 margin on Team Sky’s Richie Porte.

Article Source: Cycling News

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