Mads Pedersen wins stage 13 as Tour de France criticised over Covid and crowds

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Danish sprinter Mads Pedersen, of Trek-Segafredo, took victory in the 13th stage from Le Bourg d’Oisans to Saint-Étienne, after a high-powered seven-rider breakaway dissolved on the rolling roads west of the Rhône.

Chased across the Isère and Rhône by the peloton, the breakaway included south London’s Fred Wright, of the Bahrain Victorious team. The 23-year-old slipped clear in the final kilometres with former World Road Race champion Pedersen and Hugo Houle, but the Dane’s sprint proved irresistible.

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Written by Jeremy Whittle in Saint-Étienne
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