Tour de France 2013 standings: Froome loses ground but retains lead

Doug Pensinger

After building his biggest lead of the Tour in Stage 12, the pack caught up a bit to Chris Froome.

Chris Froome lost about a minute off his lead in Stage 13 of the Tour de France on Friday, but he retained the yellow jacket for the sixth stage in a row and still holds a 2 1/2-minute lead with eight stages to go.

Froome finished the 173-kilometer Stage 13, a flat stage from Tours to Saint-Amand-Montrond, in three hours, 41 minutes and 17 seconds, one minute and nine seconds off the pace. Mark Cavendish won the stage in 3 hours, 40 minutes and eight seconds.

Bauke Mollema climbed one spot in the overall classification to second place, coming in at Stage 13 less than a second behind Cavendish. With six cyclists in the top 15, Team Saxo-Tinkoff took the team lead away from Movistar, which had held the lead for the past five stages.

The race resumes Saturday with Stage 14, a 191-kilometer medium-mountain stage from Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule to Lyon.

Here are the top-10 standings for the 2013 Tour de France. You can find the full classification here.

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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