Stage 13 of the 2022 Tour de France sees the riders who have made it this far feel a breath of relief after a brutal few days in the Alps, and after three days in the mountains riders look forward to the final week of this year’s Tour de France.
The twin climbs of the Col du Galibier and the mountaintop Alpe d’Huez will have brought the entire peloton to their knees en route to Stage 13, so this looks like the perfect day for a big break to catch in plenty to disappear Just as the group of 25 walked up the street on Tuesday.
There are still many teams in the running chasing a stage win so there will be a huge scramble to get into the break early in the day. It’s one of those stages in the three weeks that can be performed by a sprinter, puncher, climber or breakaway, and that’s what makes it so intriguing.
Jonas Vingegaard still leads the standings after securing the yellow jersey with that stunning victory on stage 11, which broke two-time reigning champion Tadej Pogacar, ahead of Tom Pidcock’s memorable victory at Alpe d’Huez yesterday.
This is unlikely to be a stage where a general classification battle will erupt, but so far this has been an explosive and often unpredictable race and Pogacar could see and want to set those rolling hills as more for him than his Danish rival put this theory to the test.
Level 13 profile
Level 13 map
Stage 13 start time
The stage is scheduled to begin around 12:05pm BST and is expected to finish around 4:40pm BST.
So you see today on TV and online
This year’s Tour de France coverage can be found on ITV4, Eurosport, Discovery+ and GCN+ (Global Cycling Network).
Every day live races are shown on ITV4 before the highlights, usually at 19:00 every day. Times are listed on ITV’s website here.
It will also be shown on Eurosport’s Discovery+ streaming service with broadcast information here.
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