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100th Tour de France - Stage 10 - Report, Photos & Tweets
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 7/9/2013
100th Tour de France - Stage 10 - Report, Photos & Tweets
 
2013 Daily Peloton


St Malo, 9 July 2013 - Stage 10 : Saint-Gildas-Des-Bois - St Malo, 197km

Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) takes his second win ahead of Andre Greipel while third place Cavendish is embroiled in controversy after being accused of bringing down Tom Veelers


Stage Result - Top 5
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 4:53:25  
2 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
3 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
5 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr    

Marcel Kittel confirmed himself as one of the Tour's fast men when he motored by countryman Andre Greipel to take an emphatic win in St Malo. Mark Cavendish was a distant third, in sprinting terms, after his leadout train fumbled and he shortly later collided with Tom Veelers who subsequent crashed.

There were some who felt that Kittel's first win, back on Corsica on Stage 1, didn't do the German justice as the competition for the win had been diluted as many of the other sprinters had either been brought down or delayed by a big crash. This time there was no doubt about his prowess as he came past Greipel who once he was at the front he is notoriously difficult to overhaul.

Marcel Kittel

Marcel Kittel wins stage 10 © ASO

The win raised Kittel's profile amongst the other sprinters and led to Mark Cavendish publishing a tweet in acknowledgement:

How the day unfolded

The stage was a run almost due north to the coast at St Malo and not unexpecteldly much of the day was given over to a break. It started with five men clipping off the front with just one kilometre covered, Jerome Cousin (Europcar), Juanjo Oroz (Euskaltel), Luis Angel Mate (Cofidis), Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Julien Simon (Sojasun). The gap gradually increased to over five mionutes, but with the sprinter's team, notably Argos Shimano, Omega Pharma Quickstep and Lotto Belisol maintaining presence on the front of the peloton.

From 150km to go the lead gradually started to shrink. The break was never gong to give up without a fight and it wasn't until 6km to go that it was finally caught.

Cavendish and Veelers Clash

Kittel's win was overshadowed in many quarters by a furious reaction to a collision between Mark Cavendish and Kittel's leadout man Tom Veelers in the final sprint. Action replays appeared to show Manxman at full throttle lean briefly left towards Veelers, who had also just moved slightly right, before accelerating away and left to try to catch Greipel's wheel. The clash unbalanced the Dutchman who crashed in front of the charging peloton. Miraculously no one else crashed though Veelers bike bounced into Matt Goss (Orica Greenedge), who later said "Had a lot of luck on my side to keep it upright! But unlucky not to get to do the sprint.... But I have all my skin for the next days!"

Cavendish described what happened, "For the sprint we ran out of guys and Gert went early with just under a kilometer to go," Cavendish said. "It would have been too far if I had tried to go with him. I tried to get on another train, and just got beat. We could have done things a little bit differently, but that's bike racing.The road was bearing left, 150 meters to go the road bears left," Cavendish said of the contact made with Veelers. "I went to come round Veelers as he dropped the wheel, but he moved right. Unfortunately we touched elbows and with the difference of speed, he crashed. I do not believe there is fault on either side, but I hope he is ok."

The incident led to a commissaires' investigation which ruled that for the moment it judged nothing untoward had happened. It didn't head off a furious outpourings of tweets from commentators and riders championing or deriding the combatants.

Cavendish and Veelers Collision

Tom Veelers (L) and Mark Cavendish collide in the finishing sraight © France 2

Mark Cavendish

Robbie McEwen

Gert Steegmans

Cavendish, obviously fed up with the criticisms later tweeted:

Tomorrow's stage 11 is a 33km Individual Time Trial from Avaranche to Mont Saint Michel. It will be a chance for Chris Froome to flex his muscles and for his rivals to chip away at his advantage.


Race Route for 2013

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Links

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Stage Results - Full

1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 4:53:25  
2 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
3 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
5 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr    
6 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha    
7 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
8 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
9 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
10 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    
11 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
12 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol    
13 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar    
14 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun    
15 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
16 Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun    
17 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:06  
18 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
19 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
20 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr    
21 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
22 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
23 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
24 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
25 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team    
26 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
27 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
28 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
29 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
30 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team    
31 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
32 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
33 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
34 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp    
35 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
36 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
37 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:11  
38 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp    
39 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
40 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
41 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
42 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp    
43 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha    
44 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
45 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
46 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
47 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team    
48 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
49 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
50 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
51 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team    
52 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
53 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
54 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha    
55 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
56 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
57 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha    
58 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
59 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
60 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
61 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling    

Overall standings - top 80

1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 41:52:43  
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:25  
3 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:44  
4 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:50  
5 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:51  
6 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
7 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:02:02  
8 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 0:02:28  
9 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 0:02:31  
10 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 0:02:45  
11 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:02:55  
12 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:03:07  
13 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:03:25  
14 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:29  
15 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:04:00  
16 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:04:36  
17 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:06:14  
18 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha 0:06:16  
19 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:06:40  
20 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:09  
21 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 0:07:55  
22 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:09:45  
23 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:09:54  
24 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:10:30  
25 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:11:15  
26 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:12:34  
27 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:14:27  
28 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:14:35  
29 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 0:15:52  
30 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:17:14  
31 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:18:07  
32 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:18:35  
33 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha 0:19:58  
34 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:20:10  
35 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:20:37  
36 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun 0:20:57  
37 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:21:11  
38 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:22:30  
39 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard 0:25:53  
40 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 0:26:02  
41 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 0:27:48  
42 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 0:30:35  
43 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 0:30:43  
44 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:31:34  
45 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 0:31:41  
46 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar    
47 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:31:50  
48 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:32:09  
49 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:33:11  
50 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:35:01  
51 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:35:20  
52 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun 0:35:43  
53 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:37:00  
54 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:37:55  
55 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:39:49  
56 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:41:00  
57 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:41:02  
58 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:42:04  
59 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 0:43:21  
60 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:44:39  



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