Tour de France 2022: stage 13 to Saint-Étienne – live!

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Warren Barguil withdraws after positive Covid test

France’s Warren Barguil became the latest rider to pull out of the Tour de France after testing positive for Covid-19 ahead of stage 13, his team Arkea-Samsic said on Friday.

Barguil is the sixth rider to leave the race due to a positive test for the virus since the start on 1 July. “Our seven other riders have all tested negative,” Arkea-Samsic wrote on Twitter. “Thank you for everything [Warren].” Barguil becomes the 18th rider to leave this year’s Tour, for one reason or another, leaving 158 riders in the peloton.

Warren Barguil of Arkea-Samsic will not be at the start of today’s stage. Photograph: REX/Shutterstock
In second place on General Classification, Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates still has the white jersey for best young rider. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA
Wout Van Aert of Jumbo-Visma will be hoping top hoover up more points in his quest for the green jersey today. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters
Simon Geschke of Cofidis is in the polka-dot jersey for King of the Mountains after four days in the Alps. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

Top 10 on GC after stage 12

  • 1. Jonas Vingegaard (Den/Jumbo-Visma) 46hrs 28mins 46secs
  • 2. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) +2mins 22secs
  • 3. Geraint Thomas (GB/Ineos Grenadiers) +2mins 26secs
  • 4. Romain Bardet (Fra/DSM) +2mins 35secs
  • 5. Adam Yates (GB/Ineos Grenadiers) +3mins 44secs
  • 6. Nairo Quintana (Col/Arkea Samsic) +3mins 58secs
  • 7. David Gaudu (Fra/Groupama-FDJ) +4mins 07secs
  • 8. Tom Pidcock (GB/Ineos Grenadiers) +7mins 39secs
  • 9. Enric Mas (Spa/Movistar) +9mins 32secs
  • 10. Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus/Bora-Hansgrohe) +10mins 06secs
Jonas Vingegaard of Jumbo-Visma remains in the lead going into today’s stage. Photograph: Lairys Laurent/ABACA/REX/Shutterstock

Stage 12 report: In one of the most remarkable exhibitions of climbing and descending seen in the modern Tour de France, Tom Pidcock set out his stall as a future contender by becoming the youngest stage winner at Alpe d’Huez, wrote Jeremy Whittle.

Stage 13: Le Bourg D’Oisans to Saint Etienne (192.6km)

The transitional road from the Alps to the Massif Central is well trodden, and this stage has enough climbing to make it hard to control the race, writes William Fotheringham. The early break is odds-on to succeed. The battle to get into the winning move will be intense, and the flat finish favours a specialist stage hunter with a sprint, such as Denmark’s Magnus Cort Nielsen or Mathieu Van der Poel if he’s still in the race. [Narrator’s voice: “Mathieu van der Poel is not still in the race.”]

Stage 13

July 15, 2022 at 04:39PM Barry Glendenning

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