The Tour of Spain 2013 left Andorra and got caught on French soil during the course of the fifteenth stage. The large group reached the top of Peyragudes, a classic Tour de France, and there has been crowned French cyclist, Alexandre Geniez (FDJ), culminating a long drain taking the win on a day when there is no change in the leading positions.
The truth is that in these stages of the Pyrenees the star is being carried side cyclists. Yesterday it was the turn to Italian Daniele Ratto (Cannondale) and now it was his turn to Geniez, while in the peloton did not care much for the leak, and therefore the chances of winning the stage, and yes monitored including, all with the intention of saving his position.
Hence the top five finishers all crossed the finish line together. During the last climb, the fact is that they did not stop attacking each other, but is that what was suffered in yesterday’s stage and long mileage today was heavy in the legs. So, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) could safely control the situation, and even crossed the finish line commanding the favorites, as a sign of superiority. Read more »