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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.

2013 Tour of Flanders
2013 UCI World Tour, race 8 of 28
Race details
Dates31 March 2013
Stages1
Distance256 km (159.1 mi)
Winning time6h 06' 01"[1]
Results
  Winner  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) (RadioShack–Leopard)
  Second  Peter Sagan (SVK) (Cannondale)
  Third  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) (Lotto–Belisol)
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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]

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RouteEdit

TeamsEdit

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]

ResultsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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