Riblon Takes First Stage by Frenchman in 2013 Tour de France
Christophe Riblon (Ag2r-La Mondiale) has given France its first stage win of this year’s Tour de France, and he has taken his second career Tour stage win. The Ag2r-La Mondiale man surged past Tejay van Garderen (BMC) in the last two km to win Stage 18, a mountainous, 168.5-km ride from Gap to Alpe d’Huez, in 4:51:32. Van Garderen finished second at 0:59, and Moreno Moser (Cannondale) took third at 1:27. Chris Froome (Sky) remains the maillot jaune.
and it will probably produce additional changes in the standings. The 204.5-km ride from Bourg d’Oisans to Le Grand-Bornand will feature two hors categorie ascents and two Category 1 climbs before the riders descend to the finish. A long break will probably take this stage as well. How will the battle for the yellow jersey turn out ? Check in at www.roadcycling.com and find out!