Tour of Spain: Mads Pedersen wins the 13th stage ahead of Bryan Coquard – Cyclism’Actu

Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) fully deserves this one! Very often placed – he had notably finished second three times at the start of Vuelta – but never a winner since the Grand Départ in Utrecht, the former world champion offered himself the 13th stage of the Tour of Spain this Friday. Intractable in the false uphill finish, the Dane – more than ever in the green jersey – easily beat the Frenchman Bryan Coquard (Cofidis), who thus won his best result since the start of this 2022 edition.Video – Mads Pedersen la holds his victory in the Tour of Spain! Quentin Pacher, a second French rider in the top 6 Having gone too far, the German Pascal Ackermann (UAE Team Emirates) nevertheless took third place. Fred Wright (Bahrain Victorious) and Danny van Poppel (BORA-hansgrohe) completed the top 5 of the day, while Quentin Pacher (Groupama-FDJ) crossed the line in sixth position. There were no changes to report in the general classification, Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) and all his main rivals – including Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates), who made the news before the start of the stage – having ended up in the peloton. ðŸ Stage 13 | Stage 13🙋🠻‍♂�’�🠆@Mads__Pedersen – @TrekSegafredo 🠆#LaVuelta22 — La Vuelta (@lavuelta) September 2, 2022 race After the mountain stage towards the Penas Blancas, the day before, the 13th stage of the Tour of Spain, disputed between Ronda and Montilla (168.4 kilometers), offers a good profile for a massive explanation between the sprinters. But before attending the outcome of this day, several riders want to take the breakaway. We finally find three men in the lead: Julius van den Berg (EF Education-EasyPost), Ander Okamika (Burgos-BH) and Joan Bou (Euskatel-Euskadi). The breakaway manages to quickly gain ground on a peloton controlled by three teams, in this case Team BikeExchange-Jayco, Cofidis and Trek-Segafredo. 100 kilometers from the finish in Montilla, the pack is thus just over 2 minutes behind the leading trio. The breakaways can do nothing against the peloton, Mads Pedersen untouchable The breakaway accelerates frankly a few kilometers further, which allows the leading riders to see their lead exceed 3 minutes. 2′ at the 40 terminals, 1′ under the 25 kilometer sign, 30″ at 20 terminals from the finish… the scenario is however classic, with a peloton which leaves no hope for the day’s fugitives. Just after the sprint intermediate – passed in fourth position by Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo), who inflated his total of 13 points in the green jersey standings – Julius van den Berg was caught up with Joan Bou and Ander Okamika resisting a little longer , but they surrender just under 10 miles from goal.Despite a somewhat uphill road, the pace is high in the last 5km, with all the fast men wanting to be perfectly placed before the massive packing The finish was on an uphill false flat, which did not scare Pascal Ackermann (UAE Team Emirates), who launched his effort more than 400 meters from the line.He was followed like his shadow by Mads Pedersen, who takes advantage of the wake of the German to dig a crippling gap on the rest of the peloton, before overtaking Ackermann with ease to claim his first victory in this Vuelta. A little far away when Ackermann attacked, Bryan Coquard (Cofidis) took second place after making his punch speak in the last 250 meters. ðŸ Etapa 1⃣3⃣ | Stage 1⃣3⃣ 🠆🇩🇰 @Mads__Pedersen -@TrekSegafredo ½’�ð “ð ¡ð ž ð Ÿð šð ¬ð ð žð ¬ð!#LaVuelta22 — La Vuelta (@lavuelta) September 2, 2022