Michal Kwiatkowski climbs to stage 13 win as Pogacar cuts gap to Vingegaard

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  • Ineos rider claims solo win on Grand Colombier summit finish
  • Tadej Pogacar makes up eight seconds on leader with late burst

Michal Kwiatkowski took a solo victory on stage 13 of the Tour de France, as Tadej Pogacar turned the screw a little further on his rival, the defending champion Jonas Vingegaard, by clawing back eight more seconds.

Kwiatkowski, a former world road race champion and also a Tour stage winner in 2020 at La Roche-sur-Foron, moved ahead of the day’s breakaway 12km from the finish at the top of the Grand Colombier climb, overlooking Culoz in the Ain department. The 33-year-old Ineos Grenadiers rider was the last survivor of a lead group that had cracked apart at the foot of the climb.

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Written by Jeremy Whittle in Culoz
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jul/14/tour-de-france-cycling-stage-13-report-kwiatkowski-pogacar-vingegaard under the title “Michal Kwiatkowski climbs to stage 13 win as Pogacar cuts gap to Vingegaard”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.