Italian cyclist Matteo Trentin won the hilly 14th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, narrowly beating Swiss rider Michael Albasini. Overall leader Chris Froome retained the yellow jersey.
Italy’s Matteo Trentin gave the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team their fourth Tour de France win this year when he claimed the 14th stage at the end of a long-range breakaway on Saturday.
- Tour de France stage 21: Versailles and its secret garden.
- Tour de France stage 20: Gone fishing in Lac d’Annecy
- Tour de France stage 19: Reblochon cheese in Grand-Bornand
- Tour de France stage 18: the Alpe d’Huez and its 21 hairpin bends
- Tour de France stage 17: Chorges, a town that takes the sting out of beekeeping
- Tour de France stage 16: the medieval town of Vaison-la-Romaine
- Tour de France stage 15: vineyards below the Mont Ventoux
- Tour de France stage 14: Lyon, France's food capital
- Tour de France stage 13: Chateau de Chenonceau, the women’s castle seen from top to bottom
- Tour de France stage 12: Tours, the cavemen of the Loire Valley
- Tour de France stage 11: Le Mont Saint-Michel, the hidden side of the western wonder
- Tour de France stage 10: Saint Malo, a town of privateers not pirates!
- Tour de France rest day: a bird's eye view of the Guérande salt marshes
- Tour de France stage 9: dancing in the hills of Bethmale
- Tour de France stage 6: A bird’s eye view of Cézanne’s mountain
- Tour de France stage 5: Marseille, capital of French boules
- Tour de France stage 1: Bonifacio, a town on a cliff edge
- Tour de France stage 4: Nice is nice, even in the rain
- Tour de France stage 3: Picturesque Piana
- Tour de France stage 2: Tasting Bocognano's famous charcuterie
Trentin outsprinted breakaway companions Michael Albasini of Switzerland and American Andrew Talansky of the U.S. who took second and third.
Britain’s Chris Froome of Team Sky, who saw his overall lead eroded on Friday, retained the yellow jersey after finishing safely in the main bunch.
He leads Dutchman Bauke Mollema by 2:28 and Spain’s Alberto Contador by 2:45 going into Sunday’s 15th stage, at 242.5 km the longest of this year’s race that finishes up the intimidating Mont Ventoux on Bastille Day.
A breakaway of 18 riders took shape early in Saturday’s bumpy 191-km stage and the group built a 6:30 advantage over a peloton controlled by Sky.
France’s Julien Simon powered away from the lead group near the top of the Cote de la Duchere with some 15 km left but he was reined in with less than two kilometres left.
Albasini launched the sprint but the Orica-GreenEdge rider was pipped to the line by Trentin.
Before Trentin, Mark Cavendish of Britain won two stages for Omega-Pharma Quick Step, with German Tony Martin snatching another in Wednesday’s individual time trial.
Date created : 2013-07-13