2013 Tour of Flanders

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2013 Tour of Flanders
2013 UCI World Tour, race 8 of 28
Race details
Date 31 March 2013
Distance 256 km (159.1 mi)
Winning time 6h 06' 01"[1] (41.965 km/h or 26.076 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) (RadioShack-Leopard)
Second  Peter Sagan (SVK) (Cannondale)
Third  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) (Lotto-Belisol)
2012
2014

The 2013 Tour of Flanders was the 97th edition of the Tour of Flanders single-day cycling race, known as one of the Monument classics. It was held on 31 March 2013 over a distance of 256 kilometres (159.1 miles) from Bruges to Oudenaarde,[2] and was the eighth race of the 2013 UCI World Tour season.

The race was won for the second time by RadioShack-Leopard rider Fabian Cancellara,[3] after he made a solo attack with around 15 km (9.3 mi) remaining of the race, on the race's final cobbled climb of the Paterberg.[4] Second place went to Peter Sagan of the Cannondale team, while third place went to Lotto-Belisol's Jürgen Roelandts; both of those riders had been in a group with Cancellara before his move, and eventually finished nearly one-and-a-half minutes behind Cancellara.[5]

Teams[edit]

As the Tour of Flanders was a UCI World Tour event, all UCI ProTeams were invited automatically and obligated to send a squad. Originally, race organisers had been planning to have the eighteen ProTeams invited to the race, with seven other squads given wildcard places, and as such, would have formed the event's 25-team peloton. Team Katusha subsequently regained their ProTour status after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.[6][7] Rather than removing one team from the race to accommodate Team Katusha, race organisers sought approval from the Union Cycliste Internationale to invite 26 teams of 8 riders, and a maximum peloton of 208 riders; this proposal was granted prior to the race.[8]

The 26 teams that competed in the race were:[9]

Results[edit]

Cyclist Team Time UCI World Tour
Points
1  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) RadioShack-Leopard 6h 06' 01" 100
2  Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale + 1' 27" 80
3  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) Lotto-Belisol + 1' 29" 70
4  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha + 1' 39" 60
5  Mathieu Ladagnous (FRA) FDJ + 1' 39" 50
6  Heinrich Haussler (AUS) IAM Cycling + 1' 39"  –
7  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 1' 39" 30
8  Sébastien Turgot (FRA) Team Europcar + 1' 39"  –
9  John Degenkolb (GER) Argos-Shimano + 1' 39" 10
10  Sebastian Langeveld (NED) Orica-GreenEDGE + 1' 39" 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uitslag / Résultat / Result" (PDF). Tour of Flanders. Flanders Classics. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Beaudin, Matthew (28 March 2013). "Course Preview: Return to the new Ronde van Vlaanderen route". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Decaluwé, Brecht (31 March 2013). "Cancellara wins Tour of Flanders". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Moore, Kyle (31 March 2013). "Cancellara powers away on the Paterberg to another Ronde van Vlaanderen victory". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Fabian Cancellara wins 2013 Tour of Flanders". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). 31 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "CAS orders WorldTour licence for Katusha". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 15 February 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "UCI confirms 19 WorldTour teams for 2013". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 18 February 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Tour of Flanders invites 208-rider peloton". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 5 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Tour of Flanders 2013 start list". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 

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