Tour de France: Stage 14 – Win for Trentin


Matteo Trentin provided Omega Pharma-Quickstep with another stage victory when he snatched the win from Michael Albasini on stage 14 of the Tour de France

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The stage saw the GC battle go on hold as a large breakaway stayed away with a group of 14 coming into the finish of the 14th stage after being on the attack for 150km.


 Photo: ASO/Tim De Waele

It was a closely fought battle for the honours but ultimately Matteo Trentin of the Omega Pharma-Quickstep had the strength – and the wits – to relegate his escape companions to the minor places. He has been a vital member of the lead-out train for Mark Cavendish but today he got his own chance to shine and, away from the OPQ-Express he showed that he’s a formidable sprinter in his own right.

He timed his run to the line to perfection, coming from well behind the group of 12 that would finish in the same time… and into the lead he pounced in the dying metres of the 191km stage. Michael Albasini seemed to have the victory stitched up but the Omega Pharma-Quickstep avenged its loss to Orica-GreenEdge in the team time trial and Trentin beat Albasini with a well timed throw on the finish line.

In his first Tour de France start, the 23-year-old Italian earned his team its fourth stage victory in the 100th Tour de France and its second in four days.

The stage
The 14th stage of the 2013 Tour de France began at 12.37pm with 181 riders at the start. The 191km race from Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule to Lyon featured seven categorised hills. The points for the polka-dot jersey were awarded at the cote de Marcigny (cat-4 at 66.5km), cote de la Croix Couverte (cat-4 at 98.5km), cote de Thizy-les-Bourgs (cat-3 at 113km), col du Pinlon (cat-3 at 126.5km) cote du Lozanne (cat-4 at 161km), cote de la Duchère (cat-4 at 176km) and the cote de la Croix-Rousse (cat-4 at 181.5km).

The intermediate sprint was in Thizy-les-Bourgs (109.5km). Although all of the Omega Pharma-Quickstep team was declared winners of the ‘Fight Spirit’ award in stage 13, only Cavendish wore the red race number for stage 14.

18 eventually escape the peloton: 48.1km/h opening hour
In the opening minutes of the stage, the grand daddy of the peloton, Jens Voigt (Radioshack) went on the attack and was joined by Lars Bak (LTB) and Kadri (ALM) before this trio was caught by two riders: Vichot (FDJ) and Le Mevel (COF) at 18km, and at 23km when they were ahead by just 45”.

Le Mevel returned to the peloton at 26km and at 42km, 14 counter-attacking riders went clear. The composition of the lead group was: Lars Bak (LTB), Marcus Burghardt and Tejay van Garderen (BMC), Bakelants and Jens Voigt (RTL), Gautier (EUC), Vichot (FDJ), Kadri (ALM), Brutt (KAT), Erviti and Rojas (MOV), Garcia (COF), Trentin (OPQ), David Millar and Andrew Talansky (GRS), Michael Albasini (OGE), Geschke (ARG) and Simon (SOJ).

Lampre-Merida and Euskaltel-Euskadi led the peloton that was behind by 1’10” at 60km. Geschke scored the first climbing point, leading the escape 1’05” ahead of the bunch. Finally, at 89km, the Sky team moved ahead of Euskaltel and the hot pursuit was called off and only then, after 110 minutes of racing was there an easing in tempo for the peloton.

The average speed for the second hour was 46.3km/h. At 111km, Cunego (LAM) and Hoogerland (VCD) started a counter-attack; this pair was 2’55” behind the 18 leaders at 113km and the peloton was led by Sky and was 3’50” behind Voigt’s group. A second counter-attack came from Oroz (EUS) at 120km.

Setting things up for the finale…
At the top of the fourth climb (64.5km from the finish), Kadri led Talanksy and the rest of the break that was 55” ahead of Hoogerland, and 1’20” ahead of Cunego. The peloton was at 4’20”. The average speed for the third hour was 38.7km/h. With 25km to go, there was a little surge by Albasini and Millar from the lead group but the 18 continued to work together after those moves were snuffed out.

Matteo Trentin gives Italy its first win in the 100th edition!
Albasini led the peloton over the second-last climb but Simon (SOJ) then went on the attack and he led 25” at the top of the final hill. The Frenchman powered to a maximum leadoff 18” but was caught by Burghardt who led the remnants of the escape group to the front of the stage.

Albasini was right on the wheel of the German Burghardt and he was the rider who led under the ‘Flamme Rouge’ but there was a group of 12 in the final kilometre. Bakelants tried an attack with 800m to go but Albasini marked him closely and then opened up his sprint and seemed to have the win in the bag but then Matteo Trentin raced ahead of him in the final 10 metres but still had the confidence to throw a victory salute as he claimed his first Tour de France stage win, the fourth for his Omega Pharma-Quickstep team in the 2013 race.

Albasini held on to second place and Andrew Talansky scored third.

Froome rolled in with the peloton that had been led by Sky for most of the final 75km. There were no attacks from any of the race leader’s GC rivals and he finished 22nd in the stage as part of the large group that was 7’17” behind Trentin in Lyon. Froome will wear the yellow jersey in stage 15.


Matteo Trentin explained after his victory “There was no strategy in the finale. My first thing that I discussed with my director in the team car, Daniele Bramati, was to think about not using too much energy because yesterday we used a lot of energy in the crosswinds to set up the victory of Mark [Cavendish].”


 Photo: ASO/P.Perreve

“The other riders also knew that so it was like I had a little bit of a license to pull less. The other point was to survive on the climb because the other guys like Tejay van Garderen, [Andrew] Talansky, and also Jens Voigt… on a climb they are better than me. If I lose 10 metres to them, then it’s finished so I just survived on both of the last hills. In the end, I just followed the guys and closed the gap when I needed to close it.

“To be honest, with two kilometres to go, I thought it was finished because [Julien] Simon was still at the the front. [Marcus] Burghardt attacked from the last corner with Michael Albasini; I tried to come back to them on my own but there were other riders on my wheel and they attacked one more time. I just followed them and we came back together as a group with 500 metres to go and I waited until the 200m to go mark to launch my sprint because we had a tailwind so it was good. It’s my first win as a pro, a nice way to start.”


Yellow jersey Chris Froome spoke after the stage about a key day on Sunday, the race up Mont Ventoux! “We head over to Mont Ventoux tomorrow which is going to be a really big test. It’s an extremely historical climb in terms of cycling so there’ll be a lot of guys going for it to try and win.”

“Then we’ve got a rest day and the last week in the Alps. The thing I’m most looking forward to in the Alps is getting them behind me – that’s got to be what everyone in this position would be thinking. There is still everything to race for at this point; two-and-a-half minutes is nothing when you have a bad day in the mountains. I just hope to get through the Alps without any bad days and get a bit closer to Paris.”


“Tomorrow’s stage is a really interesting one because obviously there’ll be an early breakaway that’s going to go.

We wouldn’t necessarily be that interested in bringing that breakaway back; we’re looking at general classification not the stage win, but other teams will want to bring it back so that they can race for the stage.

Right: Chris Froome (PhotoSport International. uk usa asia.)


It’s going to be quite a tactical game tomorrow in the early parts of the race but once we hit the mountain it’s all about who has got the legs and that part of the race is quite straight forward.

“We’ve still got seven really capable guys and from the outside it might look as if we’ve had a rough couple of days but I think, in comparison to what the other teams have had, we’re doing pretty well at the moment.”

1 TRENTIN Matteo Omega Pharma – Quick-Step 04:15:11
2 ALBASINI Michael Orica GreenEDGE @ st
3 TALANSKY Andrew Garmin – Sharp @ st
4 ROJAS GIL Jose Joaquin Movistar Team @ st
5 GARCíA ETXEGIBEL Egoitz Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ st
6 BAK Lars Ytting Lotto Belisol Team @ st
7 GESCHKE Simon Team Argos – Shimano @ st
8 VICHOT Arthur Equipe Cycliste @ st
9 BRUTT Pavel Katusha Team @ st
10 GAUTIER Cyril Team Europcar @ st
11 SIMON Julien Sojasun @ st
12 BAKELANTS Jan RadioShack – Leopard @ st
13 KADRI Blel AG2R La Mondiale 00:10
14 BURGHARDT Marcus BMC Racing Team @ st
15 ERVITI OLLO Imanol Movistar Team 00:46
16 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC Racing Team 01:35
17 VOIGT Jens RadioShack – Leopard 04:31
18 MILLAR David Garmin – Sharp @ st
19 STANNARD Ian Sky Procycling 07:17
20 SIUTSOU Kanstantsin Sky Procycling @ st
21 KENNAUGH Peter Sky Procycling @ st
22 FROOME Christopher Sky Procycling @ st
23 TOSATTO Matteo Team Saxo-Tinkoff @ st
24 CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto Team Saxo-Tinkoff @ st
25 PORTE Richie Sky Procycling @ st
26 BENNATI Daniele Team Saxo-Tinkoff @ st
27 GESINK Robert Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
28 KREUZIGER Roman Team Saxo-Tinkoff @ st
29 MOLLEMA Bauke Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
30 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan Movistar Team @ st
31 VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro Movistar Team @ st
32 MINARD Sébastien AG2R La Mondiale @ st
33 ROGERS Michael Team Saxo-Tinkoff @ st
34 QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander Movistar Team @ st
35 BOOM Lars Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
36 ROCHE Nicolas Team Saxo-Tinkoff @ st
37 GAVAZZI Francesco Astana Pro Team @ st
38 AMADOR BAKKAZAKOVA Andrey Movistar Team @ st
39 DUMOULIN Samuel AG2R La Mondiale @ st
40 RIBLON Christophe AG2R La Mondiale @ st
41 DUPONT Hubert AG2R La Mondiale @ st
42 FUGLSANG Jakob Astana Pro Team @ st
43 EVANS Cadel BMC Racing Team @ st
44 GILBERT Philippe BMC Racing Team @ st
45 GREIPEL Andre Lotto Belisol Team @ st
46 SIEBERG Marcel Lotto Belisol Team @ st
47 O’GRADY Stuart Orica GreenEDGE @ st
48 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquim Katusha Team @ st
49 PEREZ MORENO Ruben Euskaltel – Euskadi @ st
50 MARTIN Daniel Garmin – Sharp @ st
51 MONFORT Maxime RadioShack – Leopard @ st
52 CURVERS Roy Team Argos – Shimano @ st
53 BAUER Jack Garmin – Sharp @ st
54 FROHLINGER Johannes Team Argos – Shimano @ st
55 DANIELSON Thomas Garmin – Sharp @ st
56 PERAUD Jean-Christophe AG2R La Mondiale @ st
57 MALACARNE Davide Team Europcar @ st
58 POELS Wout Vacansoleil – DCM @ st
59 DUMOULIN Tom Team Argos – Shimano @ st
60 FERRARI Roberto Lampre – Merida @ st
61 NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ st
62 TROFIMOV Yuri Katusha Team @ st
63 LE MEVEL Christophe Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ st
64 DIDIER Laurent RadioShack – Leopard @ st
65 ROELANDTS Jurgen Lotto Belisol Team @ st
66 MORABITO Steve BMC Racing Team @ st
67 MOLARD Rudy Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ st
68 KUSCHYNSKI Aleksandr Katusha Team @ st
69 OROZ UGALDE Juan Jos̩ Euskaltel РEuskadi @ st
70 TAARAMäE Rein Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ st
71 LOBATO DEL VALLE Juan Jose Euskaltel – Euskadi @ st
72 BARDET Romain AG2R La Mondiale @ st
73 NIEVE ITURALDE Mikel Euskaltel – Euskadi @ st
74 ASTARLOZA CHAURREAU Mikel Euskaltel – Euskadi @ st
75 KOREN Kristjan Cannondale Pro Cycling Team @ st
76 QUINZIATO Manuel BMC Racing Team @ st
77 KWIATKOWSKI Michal Omega Pharma – Quick-Step @ st
78 VELITS Peter Omega Pharma – Quick-Step @ st
79 DE CLERCQ Bart Lotto Belisol Team @ st
80 PINEAU J̩rome Omega Pharma РQuick-Step @ st
81 CAVENDISH Mark Omega Pharma – Quick-Step @ st
82 STEEGMANS Gert Omega Pharma – Quick-Step @ st
83 CHAVANEL Sylvain Omega Pharma – Quick-Step @ st
84 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE Haimar RadioShack – Leopard @ st
85 MEDEREL Maxime Sojasun @ st
86 SABATINI Fabio Cannondale Pro Cycling Team @ st
87 CLARKE Simon Orica GreenEDGE @ st
88 BOOKWALTER Brent BMC Racing Team @ st
89 GERRANS Simon Orica GreenEDGE @ st
90 VORGANOV Eduard Katusha Team @ st
91 KL̦DEN Andr̩as RadioShack РLeopard @ st
92 TIMMER Albert Team Argos – Shimano @ st
93 IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion Euskaltel – Euskadi @ st
94 SCHLECK Andy RadioShack – Leopard @ st
95 DE KORT Koen Team Argos – Shimano @ st
96 BODNAR Maciej Cannondale Pro Cycling Team @ st
97 VANDBORG Brian Cannondale Pro Cycling Team @ st
98 MATE MARDONES Luis Angel Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ st
99 GASPAROTTO Enrico Astana Pro Team @ st
100 VAN POPPEL Boy Vacansoleil – DCM @ st
101 DE GENDT Thomas Vacansoleil – DCM @ st
102 TEN DAM Laurens Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
103 TANKINK Bram Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
104 GOSS Matthew Orica GreenEDGE @ st
105 SAGAN Peter Cannondale Pro Cycling Team @ st
106 SMUKULIS Gatis Katusha Team @ st
107 IMPEY Daryl Orica GreenEDGE @ st
108 VAN POPPEL Danny Vacansoleil – DCM @ st
109 MOINARD Amaël BMC Racing Team @ st
110 ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor Euskaltel – Euskadi @ st
111 SERPA PEREZ Jose Rodolfo Lampre – Merida @ st
112 VUILLERMOZ Alexis Sojasun @ st
113 IRIZAR ARANBURU Markel RadioShack – Leopard @ st
114 HANSEN Adam Lotto Belisol Team @ st
115 FEDRIGO Pierrick Equipe Cycliste @ st
116 LEVARLET Guillaume Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ st
117 MORI Manuele Lampre – Merida @ st
118 WESTRA Lieuwe Vacansoleil – DCM @ st
119 GADRET John AG2R La Mondiale @ st
120 COSTA Rui Movistar Team @ st
121 PLAZA MOLINA Ruben Movistar Team @ st
122 ARASHIRO Yukiya Team Europcar @ st
123 DEGENKOLB John Team Argos – Shimano @ st
124 KITTEL Marcel Team Argos – Shimano @ st
125 GALLOPIN Tony RadioShack – Leopard @ st
126 MORENO FERNáNDEZ Daniel Katusha Team @ st
127 LOSADA ALGUACIL Alberto Katusha Team @ st
128 CUNEGO Damiano Lampre – Merida @ st
129 NIEMIEC Przemyslaw Lampre – Merida @ st
130 MARANGONI Alan Cannondale Pro Cycling Team @ st
131 ROLLAND Pierre Team Europcar @ st
132 KRISTOFF Alexander Katusha Team @ st
133 MOREIRA PAULINHO Sergio Miguel Team Saxo-Tinkoff @ st
134 FEILLU Brice Sojasun @ st
135 SICARD Romain Euskaltel – Euskadi @ st
136 MOSER Moreno Cannondale Pro Cycling Team @ st
137 JEANNESSON Arnold Equipe Cycliste @ st
138 MARINO Jean Marc Sojasun @ st
139 PINOT Thibaut Equipe Cycliste @ st
140 BONNET William Equipe Cycliste @ st
141 DELAPLACE Anthony Sojasun @ st
142 EL FARES Julien Sojasun @ st
143 HERNáNDEZ BLAZQUEZ Jesús Team Saxo-Tinkoff @ st
144 LANCASTER Brett Orica GreenEDGE @ st
145 WYNANTS Maarten Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
146 FLECHA Juan Antonio Vacansoleil – DCM @ st
147 COPPEL Jérome Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ st
148 VEILLEUX David Team Europcar @ st
149 FISCHER Murilo Antonio Equipe Cycliste @ st
150 FAVILLI Elia Lampre – Merida @ st
151 LEMOINE Cyril Sojasun @ st
152 NORDHAUG Lars Petter Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
153 BAZAYEV Assan Astana Pro Team @ st
154 MARTIN Tony Omega Pharma – Quick-Step @ st
155 MEYER Cameron Orica GreenEDGE @ st
156 TUFT Svein Orica GreenEDGE @ st
157 HENDERSON Gregory Lotto Belisol Team @ st
158 MURAVYEV Dmitriy Astana Pro Team @ st
159 TERPSTRA Niki Omega Pharma – Quick-Step @ st
160 VOECKLER Thomas Team Europcar @ st
161 GENE Yohann Team Europcar @ st
162 CIMOLAI Davide Lampre – Merida @ st
163 HOOGERLAND Johnny Vacansoleil – DCM @ st
164 ROY Jérémy Equipe Cycliste @ st
165 NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas Garmin – Sharp @ st
166 LUTSENKO Aleksey Astana Pro Team @ st
167 GENIEZ Alexandre Equipe Cycliste @ st
168 LAGUTIN Sergey Vacansoleil – DCM @ st
169 IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka Euskaltel – Euskadi @ st
170 HIVERT Jonathan Sojasun 09:44
171 HESJEDAL Ryder Garmin – Sharp 09:57
172 VANMARCKE Sep Belkin Pro Cycling Team 10:22
173 LEEZER Tom Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
174 REZA Kevin Team Europcar @ st
175 COUSIN Jérôme Team Europcar @ st
176 BOECKMANS Kris Vacansoleil – DCM @ st
177 DE MARCHI Alessandro Cannondale Pro Cycling Team @ st
178 VEELERS Tom Team Argos – Shimano @ st
179 THOMAS Geraint Sky Procycling @ st
180 WILLEMS Frederik Lotto Belisol Team 11:11
181 LOPEZ GARCIA David Sky Procycling @ st

1 FROOME Christopher Sky Procycling 55:22:58
2 MOLLEMA Bauke Belkin Pro Cycling Team 02:28
3 CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto Team Saxo-Tinkoff 02:45
4 KREUZIGER Roman Team Saxo-Tinkoff 02:48
5 TEN DAM Laurens Belkin Pro Cycling Team 03:01
6 FUGLSANG Jakob Astana Pro Team 04:39
7 KWIATKOWSKI Michal Omega Pharma – Quick-Step 04:44
8 QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander Movistar Team 05:18
9 PERAUD Jean-Christophe AG2R La Mondiale 05:39
10 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquim Katusha Team 05:48
11 MARTIN Daniel Garmin – Sharp 05:52
12 TALANSKY Andrew Garmin – Sharp 05:54
13 EVANS Cadel BMC Racing Team 06:54
14 ROGERS Michael Team Saxo-Tinkoff 07:28
15 SCHLECK Andy RadioShack – Leopard 08:32
16 MONFORT Maxime RadioShack – Leopard 10:16
17 VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro Movistar Team 12:10
18 COSTA Rui Movistar Team 14:22
19 NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel Cofidis Solutions Crédits 14:50
20 CHAVANEL Sylvain Omega Pharma – Quick-Step 14:57


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