Pedersen wins stage 13 of the Tour de France, Vingaard remains in the yellow jersey

Mads Pedersen recorded his first successful Tour de France after winning the 13th stage on Friday 193 km from Bourg d’Oisans.

The 2019 world champion won a sprint race involving three cyclists beating British cyclist Fred Wright and Canadian Hugo Houle who finished second and third respectively.

“Since there are only a few kilometers to go, there are still six of us, so I had to knock,” said Pedersen, who became the first runner to sprint from a group of six in the 12 .5 last kilometres.

“I know I’m the fastest sprinter but I have to get rid of some riders because it’s not easy to control these five people.”

Cyclist Jonas Vingaard retains his yellow jersey as overall leader after all day of racing remaining in the main group in the scorching heat as the Tour leaves the Alps.

“It was a really hot day, we had to drink a lot to stay hydrated throughout the day. I’m so happy for Mads, he deserved it,” Vingaard said of his compatriot who became the third cyclist Danish to win the Tour this year. of France after Vingaard and Magnus Cort Nielsen.

Vingaard leads Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogacar in the general classification by two minutes and 22 minutes, while 2018 Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas is third, four seconds behind second.

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