Tour de France 2013 results, Stage 13: Mark Cavendish wins; Chris Froome's overall lead diminishes

Bryn Lennon

Cavendsish's bounce-back win highlights a stage which saw a significant shake-up in the standings.

Britain's Mark Cavendish bounced back from Thursday's finish to win his second stage of the tour this year. Meanwhile, overall leader Chris Froome saw his advantage dwindle by one minute and 10 seconds during Friday's Stage 13 of the Tour de France.

After losing by half a tire to Marcel Kittel of Germany on Thursday, Cavendish responded with his 25th career stage victory at the Tour de France. It's a big win for Cavendish, who's reputation as the fastest man in cycling had taken a hit after Kittel captured his third stage win.

Froome, meanwhile, entered the day with a three minute, 25-second lead, and wasn't expected to relinquish any ground in Stage 13. A slower-than-anticipated performance coupled with a charge from Bauke Mollema, however, has Froome just two-minutes, 28-seconds ahead of the Dutchman.

Alejandro Valverde, who came in sitting just behind Froome in second place, suffered a disastrous day. He tumbled from second place all the way out of the top ten, losing nearly ten minutes in the process. A blown tire severely set him back, which he was unable to recover from.

Alberto Contador now moves into the third-place slot, sitting two-minutes, 45-seconds behind the leader.

Rank Rider Team Time Gap
1. Chris Froome Sky Procycling 51h 00' 30''
2. Bauke Mollema Belkin Pro Cycling 51h 02' 58'' + 02' 28''
3. Alberto Contador Team Saxo-Tinkoff 51h 03' 15'' + 02' 45''
4. Roman Kreuziger Team Saxo-Tinkoff 51h 03' 18'' + 02' 48''
5. Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling 51h 03' 31'' + 03' 01''
6. Jakob Fuglsang Astana Pro Team 51h 05' 09'' + 04' 39''
7. Michal Kwiatkowski Omega Pharma-Quick Step 51h 05' 14'' + 04' 44''
8. Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas Movistar Team 51h 05' 48'' + 05' 18''
9. Jean-Christophe Péraud AG2R La Mondiale 51h 06' 09'' + 05' 39''
10. Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver Katusha Team 51h 06' 18'' + 05' 48''
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