Van Avermaet wins Stage 13 of Tour

Jul 17, 2015 5:28 PM by Ross Field

RODEZ, France (AP) - Greg van Avermaet of the BMC team has won Stage 13 of the Tour de France, with a finishing burst of speed that pushed Peter Sagan into second place for the fourth time at this year's race.

For most of Friday's stage, a group of six low-placed riders rode in a breakaway at the front of the race. But the trailing main pack of riders sped up as the finish approached and caught the last of them inside the last kilometer (last half-mile).

In that final uphill sprint, van Avermaet and Sagan surged to the front. The Belgian rider won that duel by less than a wheel.

Chris Froome finished safely, maintaining his overall race lead.

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