Andre Greipel wins 13th stage of Tour de France, Wiggins retains yellow jersey

Andre Greipel of Germany has won the 13th stage of the Tour de France as the three-week race headed south to the Mediterranean coast. Bradley Wiggins of Britain retained the yellow jersey.

updated: July 14, 2012 21:57 IST
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Le Cap D'Agde, France: Andre Greipel of Germany led home a photo-finish sprint to win the 13th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, while Britain's Bradley Wiggins retained the yellow jersey as the race headed south to the Mediterranean.

The windy and flat 217-kilometer (134.8-mile) run with one major climb from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Le Cap d'Agde was tailored for a win by one of the race's sprinters.

Greipel, who turns 30 on Monday, earned his third stage victory of this Tour after winning the fourth and fifth stages in sprint finishes. Still-photo imagery showed that he won by half a wheel's length ahead of Slovakian rider Peter Sagan.

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