Stage 13 of Tour de France 2022 takes place on Friday 15th July when the riders leave the Alps on a transitional stage which finishes in Saint-Etienne
STAGE 12 RECAP
Stage 12 finished up the mythical Alpe d’Huez and we had a much quieter day amongst the Yellow Jersey candidates and what we had seen on Wednesday there was still plenty of excitement from the breakaway which included South African Louis Meintjes and 4 times Tour de France winner, Chris Froome. In the end though it was the young man from Ineos, Tom Pidcock who was too strong up the final climb winning by 48 seconds from Meintjes with Froome another minute and 18 seconds back in 3rd. Pogacar tried to steal some late seconds from Vingegaard, but was unsuccessful and the pair finished 5th and 6th with Geraint Thomas on their wheels getting the same time.
There is no significant change to the Yellow Jersey Standing 22 Vingegaard still leads Pogacar by 2.22 although Kamna who had ridden himself into 2nd place now drops totally out of contention. Thomas completes the podium and there are now only 13 seconds between positions 2 and 4. Simon Geshke continues to defend the King of the Mountains Jersey and is 4 points ahead of South Africa, Louis Meintjes. Vingegaard is a 1/50 shot to win the race and you can click here for betting on all of the Jerseys.
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Wout Van Aert 9/2
Jasper Philipsen 5/1
Fabio Jakobsen 11/1
Mads Pedersen 14/1
Magnus Cort Nielsen 18/1
Dylan Groenewegen 18/1
Michael Matthews 22/1
STAGE 13 ROUTE AND PREDICTIONS
Stage 13 is a transitional one and traditionally these can be sprint stages. The problem for the sprinters is this terrain is fairly lumpy and we have a couple of significant climbs on the way including a 6.6 kilometre Cat 3 averaging 4.5% with around 50 kilometres to go. There will be a number of teams interested in bringing this back together, but realistically some of the heavier sprinters are going to be shed along the way and we should get either a late attack or either a reduced bunch sprint.
My selection is Jasper Philipsen who has had two 2nd places already and is durable enough to get over the climbs.
Wout Van Aert the race favourite is the obvious stager, but I am hoping that Van Aert has had his legs deadened a bit by all the work he has done over the last couple of mountain stages.
Jasper Philipsen win at 5/1
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