It was a tough day of racing for Team MTN-Qhubeka with only Serge Pauwels cracking the top 25 in the 13th stage of the 2015 Tour de France, which took place from Muret to Rodez today.
The Belgian rider placed 24th today and is in the same position as the top MTN-Qhubeka rider in the general classification.
South African rider Jacques Janse van Rensburg, along with his team mates Daniel Teklehaimanot and Steve Cummings worked to set up Edvald Boasson Hagen for the sprint to the finish, but their work was in vain as Boasson Hagen fell short on the final climb.
BMC Racing Team’s Greg Van Avermaet won the 198.5km stage today, with Team Sky’s Chris Froome still in the yellow jersey after stage 13.
Top 10 stage 13 results:
1. Greg Van Avermaet BMC Racing Team 4:43:42
2. Peter Sagan Tinkoff-Saxo +00:03
3. Jan Bakelants AG2R La Mondiale +00:07
4. John Degenkolb Giant-Alpecin +00
5. Paul Martens Team LottoNL-Jumbo +00
6. Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky +00
7. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team +00
8. Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo +00
9. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team +00
10. Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team +00
24. Serge Pauwels (Bel) Team MTN-Qhubeka +00:28
Top 10 overall standings after stage 13:
1. Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 51:34:21
2. Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team +02:52
3. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team +03:09
4. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team +03:58
5. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky +04:03
6. Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo +04:04
7. Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo +05:32
8. Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal +07:32
9. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team +07:47
10. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing +08:02
24. Serge Pauwels (Bel) Team MTN-Qhubeka +36:53
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