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GIRO’23 Stage 13: Rubio Guidelines the Street to Crans-Montana!

Stage Report: Einer Augustu Rubio gained the shortened stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia. The Movistar rider beat Thibaut Pinot and Jefferson Alexander Cepeda from the early break. The favourites didn’t assault one another till the final metres of the difficult closing climb. Geraint Thomas held the general lead.

Giro d’Italia 2023 | Stage 13 | Final KM

The stage 23 route
Given the adversarial climate circumstances, particularly on the Italian aspect, the Fee determined to fulfill the athletes’ requests by making use of the Excessive Climate Protocol. Stage 13 will probably be shortened with the brand new km 0 being set at Le Chable, on the backside of the Croix de Couer. The ultimate a part of the stage stays unchanged.

New stage 13 map

The Giro takes a primary ever climb up the Croix de Cœur (15km at round 9%). Subsequent comes a technical descent, the primary a part of which is slender roadway, whereas the second half is large and completely surfaced, with 6 properly lit tunnels. The course then crosses the Rhône valley (the one completely flat part of the stage), as much as the foot of the closing climb.

New stage 13 profile

Remaining kilometres
The closing climb (13km at 7%) is steep within the first half, with a number of hairpins. The gradient eases out till the final kilometres, with a gentle descent main into the ultimate stretch. The house straight is 300m lengthy, on 8 m large tarmac, and uphill.

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The pink jersey prepared for the type stage

The thirteenth stage of the Giro d’Italia was modified on Friday morning. As a result of dangerous climate circumstances, the stage was shortened to 74.6 kilometres. The climb of the Col du Grand Saint-Bernard was out and the brand new begin was in Le Chable, on the foot of the Croix de Coeur (15.4km at 8.8%).

Nonetheless moist in the beginning

A stage of solely 74.6 kilometres with two lengthy and steep climbs promised plenty of motion from the beginning. Hugh Carthy, Ben Healy and Jay Vine instantly attacked. Nevertheless, INEOS Grenadiers wasn’t pleased with the group and closed the hole.

KM 0 in Le Chable

The subsequent assault was profitable. Thibaut Pinot and Bruno Amirail, each Groupama-FDJ, Derek Gee and Matthew Riccitello (Israel-Premier Tech), Einer Rubio (Movistar), Jefferson Alexander Cepeda (EF Schooling Simple-Submit) and Valentin Paret-Peintre (AG2R Citroën) bought collectively. Pinot seemed very robust on the way in which up the Croix de Cœur. The Frenchman accelerated and Amirail, Paret-Peintre and Riccitello have been dropped.

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Israel-Premier Tech within the motion once more

Pinot was the primary to succeed in the highest of the Croix de Coeur and picked up 40 factors for the KOM classification. Then on the descent, which was moist and harmful, the escapees didn’t take too many dangers. Paret-Peintre was in a position to rejoin the main group as he took all of the dangers, however he did get again. He even took bought away for some time, however that didn’t final lengthy.

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Pinot stated he had good legs in the beginning

Within the valley, Pinot, who was lower than 5 minutes behind chief Geraint Thomas on the GC, put the stress on a number of occasions, however the main group stayed collectively to the foot of the Crans-Montana (12.9km at 7.2%). They began the climb with a lead of three minutes. Within the peloton, INEOS Grenadiers sat on the entrance all day.

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Snow on the mountains, however no rain on the peloton

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INEOS Grenadiers managed the peloton, however Jumbo-Visma and UAE Group Emirates have been shut behind

After lower than a kilometre of climbing, Pinot determined it was time to assault. The 32 year-old rider solely had Cepeda on his wheel, however refused to work within the valley. This induced Pinot to ease up on the pedals, permitting Rubio and Gee to returned, though it wasn’t lengthy earlier than Gee needed to let go once more. Pinot, Cepeda and Rubio have been clearly the very best climbers of the main group.

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Thibaut Pinot was itching for the victory

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Pinot and Cepeda battled it out

Pinot sometimes took a number of metres, however Cepeda and Rubio all the time crept again in the direction of the rear wheel of the Frenchman. The battle within the main group simply saved going. Cepeda and Pinot have been combating one another as Rubio watched and coated the strikes. At one level Pinot even needed to let Cepeda get away for some time after which needed to chase him down.

Rubio was staying near the motion

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Pinot was the person of the stage, however…

The three couldn’t do away with one another and went into the final kilometre collectively. Cepeda began the dash from a really lengthy distance. The Ecuadorian was handed by Rubio after which Pinot. Rubio, who had seemed to be in hassle greater than as soon as on the ultimate climb, had one other robust closing kick and sprinted to victory. Pinot and Cepeda needed to accept the rostrum.

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Movistar’s Einer Augusto Rubio saved combating again

The favourites saved a low profile both because of the head wind or/and the tempo set by INEOS Grenadiers for Geraint Thomas. Hugh Carthy, Lorenzo Fortunato and Eddie Dunbar made late assaults, however the riders within the top-5 saved a watch on one another. On the line there have been no main variations on the Giro GC.

Rubio was the neatest rider within the group

Stage winner, Einer Augusto Rubio (Movistar): “A giant day that I used to be on the lookout for by working very onerous. It’s been tough with the dangerous climate. However I needed to preserve going. I knew that Pinot was very robust. I needed to end with him and play it properly tactically. It is going to take time for me to understand that I gained a stage of the Giro d’Italia. I didn’t imagine I’d do it.”

Huge win for Rubio

The Maglia Rosa Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers): “We stayed calm when a small group went within the first climb. We stayed in management with Ben Swift and Pavel Sivakov setting the tempo. Nice trip by them. The best way it went on the finish made it fairly onerous to assault. However Primoz might be completely satisfied to depart me within the Maglia Rosa for a number of extra days. I anticipate one thing extra from him subsequent week.”

No change on the GC as the highest males completed collectively

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Giro d’Italia Stage 13 Consequence:
1. Einer Augusto Rubio (Col) Movistar in 2:16:21
2. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 0:06
3. Jefferson Alexander Cepeda (Eu) EF Schooling-EasyPost at 0:12
4. Derek Gee (Can) Israel-Premier Tech at 1:01
5. Valentin Paret-Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën at 1:29
6. Hugh Carthy (GB) EF Schooling-EasyPost
7. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates at 1:35
8. Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Jayco AlUla
9. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
10. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma.

Giro d’Italia General After Stage 13:
1. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers in 51:20:01
2. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 0:02
3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates at 0:22
4. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM at 0:42
5. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious at 1:28
6. Lennard Kämna (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 1:52
7. Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Jayco AlUla at 2:32
8. Thymen Arensman (Ned) INEOS Grenadiers at 2:45
9. Laurens De Plus (Bel) INEOS Grenadiers at 3:08
10. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 3:13.

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