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2013 Tour de France
100th edition: June 29- July 21, 2013

Stage 2 Results Video & Photos

Back to 2013 Tour de France | Photos and Video from stage 2 (posted below results and stage map) |

Sunday, June 30: Stage 2, Basta - Ajaccio, 156 km

climbsRated Ascents:

Stage 2 finish

Weather: At Ajaccio 12 noon, local time, 24C (75F), going to 27C (80F). Partly cloudy, turning sunny. Wind from the southwest at 24kph (15mph), declining to 18 kph (11mph) from the west-southwest. 65% humidity

The Race: All 198 riders started, even Tony Martin, who was badly banged up after being one of the many crash victims in the first stage. An early break of Lars Boom, Blel Kadri, David Veilleux and Ruben Perez went away early and with 96 km to go they had a 1min 50sec lead.

At 74 km to go on the Col de la Serra Thomas Voeckler bolted and and tried to join his teammate Veilleux, who was now alone, slightly trailing Kadri. Boom and Perez had been dropped. Meanwhile, the sprinters including yellow Jersey Marcel Kittel (who looked to be turing himself inside out to limit his losses) were shelled. Peter Sagan was able to stay with the peloton.

FDJ, leading the peloton, wanted nothing to do with Voeckler's attempt to win the stage and dragged the pack to Voeckler and Veilleux. On the second-category Vizzavona, FDJ continued to set a warm pace.

Near the top of the Vizzavona, Pierre Rolland blasted out of the pack and went right by Kadri and was first over the top followed by Kadri and Brice Feillu and then a Sky-led pack at 30 seconds. Kittel went over at 6min 30sec, his chances of holding the lead about nil.

With 46 km to go Rolland was caught by the Cannondale-led and now somewhat reduced pack.

At 16 km to go, still a few km before the Salario, the peloton was roaring away, riders nervously fighting for position.

Cyril Gautier was leading near the top of the climb and then, Bam! Chris Froome went after him. Froome slowed on the descent and let himself get caught but Gautier screamed down the difficult descent. Gautier was caught with seven km to go and then the counter-attacks began.

A six-man group with Sylvain Chavanel, Jan Bakelants, Juan Antonio Flecha and Jacob Fuglsang formed, got organized and set about staying away from the Cannondale-led pack. At two km to go the gap was ten seconds. The break lost its cohesion and all but Bakelants were caught. Bakelants was able to stay away by just centimeters to take the stage and the lead.

Results: all 198 starters finished. 93 riders finished in the front group.

  1. Jan Bakelants (Radio Shack) 3hr 43min 11sec. 41.9 km/hr
  2. Peter Sagan (Cannondale) @ 1sec
  3. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick step) s.t.
  4. Davide Cimolai (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  6. Julien Simon (Sojasun) s.t.
  7. Francesco Gavazzi (Astana) s.t.
  8. Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  9. Daniele Bennati (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  10. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil)
  11. Elia Favilli (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  12. Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar) s.t.
  13. David Millar (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  14. Bram Tankink (Belkin) s.t.
  15. Christophe Riblon (Ag2r) s.t.
  16. Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  17. Jon Izaguirre (Euskaltel) s.t.
  18. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) s.t.
  19. Arthur Vichot (FDJ) s.t.
  20. Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) s.t.
  21. Tony Gallopin (Radio Shack) s.t.
  22. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  23. Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  24. Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  25. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) s.t.
  26. Romain Bardet (Ag2r) s.t.
  27. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) s.t.
  28. Jugen Van den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  29. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  30. Christophe Le Mevel (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  31. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) s.t.
  32. Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel) s.t.
  33. Davide Malacarne (Europcar) s.t.
  34. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  35. Christopher Froome (Sky) s.t.
  36. Nicolas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  37. Andrey Amador (Movistar) s.t.
  38. Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  39. Daniel Moreno (Katusha) s.t.
  40. Jean Marc Marino (Sojasun) s.t.
  41. Rudy Molard (Cofidis) s.t.
  42. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) s.t.
  43. Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  44. Brice Feillu (Sojasun) s.t.
  45. Jean-Christophe Péraud (Ag2r) s.t.
  46. Igor Anton (Euskaltel) s.t.
  47. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) s.t.
  48. Rui Alberto Costa (Movistar) s.t.
  49. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar) s.t.
  50. Bauke Mollema (Belkin) s.t.

General Classification: 369 km raced so far.

  1. Jan Bakelants (Radio Shack) 8hr 40min 3sec
  2. David Millar (Garmin-Sharp) @ 1sec
  3. Julien Simon (Sojasun) s.t.
  4. Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  6. Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  7. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  8. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  9. Christophe Riblon (Ag2r) s.t.
  10. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  11. Nicholas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  12. Romain Bardet (Ag2r) s.t.
  13. Jurgen Van den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  14. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) s.t.
  15. Jean-Christophe Péraud (Ag2r) s.t.
  16. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  17. Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  18. Christopher Froome (Sky) s.t.
  19. Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  20. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) s.t.
  21. Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) s.t.
  22. Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel) s.t.
  23. Jean Marc Marino (Sojasun) s.t.
  24. Richie Porte (Sky) s.t.
  25. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar) s.t.
  26. Jon Izaguirre (Euskaltel) s.t.
  27. Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  28. Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  29. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) s.t.
  30. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) s.t.
  31. Andrey Kashechkin (Astana) s.t.
  32. Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  33. Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar) s.t.
  34. Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun) s.t.
  35. Rudy Molard (Cofidis) s.t.
  36. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  37. Alberto Losada (Katusha) s.t.
  38. Igor Anton (Euskaltel) s.t.
  39. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) s.t.
  40. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  41. Gorka Izaguirre (Euskaltel) s.t.
  42. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  43. Arthur Vichot (FDJ) s.t.
  44. Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) s.t.
  45. Maxime Monfort (Radio Shack) s.t.
  46. Daniele Bennati (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  47. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  48. Haimar Zubeldia (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  49. Francesco Gavazzi (Astana) s.t.
  50. Bauke Mollema (Belkin) s.t.


  1. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 5 points
  2. Blel Kadri (Ag2r): 5
  3. Cyril Gautier (Europcar): 2
  4. Lars Boom (Belkin): 2
  5. Brice Feillu (Sojasun): 2


  1. Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano): 47 points
  2. Peter Sagan (Cannondale): 43
  3. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha): 41
  4. Lars Boom (Belkin): 40
  5. Danny van Poppel (Vacansoleil): 39

Young Rider:

  1. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 8hr 40min 4sec
  2. Romain Bardet (Ag2r) s.t.
  3. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar) s.t.
  4. Jon Izaguirre (Euskaltel) s.t.
  5. Rudy Molard (Cofidis) s.t.

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack: 26hr 0min 11sec
  2. Vacansoleil @ 1sec
  3. Orica-GreenEdge @ s.t.
  4. Lampre-Merida s.t.
  5. BMC s.t.

Stage 2 map

Stage 2 map

Stage 2 profile

Stage 2 profile

Videos and Photos from stage 2:

Final six minutes of stage 2


Panorama of Ajaccio, Corsica, where the stage finished.

The Salario ascent

The pack ascends the final climb, the Salario

Richie Porte leads

On the Salario, Richie Porte lead Chris Froome. Cyrile Gautier is off the front.

Chris Froome

Chris Froome with Nicolas Roche on his wheel.

Nicolas Roche and Cadel Evans

Nicolas Roche and Cadel Evans staying up front.

Jacob Fuglaang and Bauke Mollema

Jacob Fuglsang and Bauke Mollema

Alberto Contador with Tejay Van Garderen

Alberto Contador with Tejay Van Garderen and Rui Alberto Costa

Daniel Martin and Philippe Gilbert

Daniel Martin (left) with Piilippe Gilbert and Michal Kwiatkowski

Jan Bakelants and Peter Sagen

Stage winner Jan Bakelants and Peter Sagen

Marcel Kittel

Marcel Kittel in his final moments in yellow

Matthew Harley Goss

Matthew Harley Goss

Wouter Poels

Wouter Poels

David Millar

David Millar (Garmin-Sharp)

Thomas Voeckler

Thomas Voeckler

Joanthan Hivert

Joanthan Hivert

Pierrick Fedrigo

Pierrick Fedrigo

Steve Morabito

Steve Morabito

Jan Bakelants

Jan Bakelants appears pleased with his day's work.

Pierre Rolland

Pierre Rolland gets the dots

Marcel Kittel

Marcel Kittel will switch to green tomorrow. But he leads Peter Sagan by only four point for the Green Jersey, so he'll have his work cut out trying to keep it.