2013 Tour de France Stage 13 Review: Who said flat stages were boring?

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Who said flat stages were boring?

With a relatively short distance to cover and no undulations to speak of, there was surely to be no bearing on the overall classification on stage thirteen. A course ready made for the sprinters to battle it out once again.

Wrong. So very wrong.

But you look at the course profile, then the result, Mark Cavendish defeats Peter Sagan in the sprint to the line, it’s exactly as predicted. 

Wrong. Wrong again.

Stage thirteen of the 2013 Tourde France will long be remembered as one of the most eventful and unexpected stages in recent memory, for so many reasons. It’ll be remembered as the day the second placed rider, Alejandro Valverde has his overall chances dashed. It’ll be remembered as the day Team Sky’s went from joy to disappointment in the blink of an eye, as they were swarmed and outmanoeuvred, with

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