Colombia's Dani Martinez denies Bora-Hansgrohe's German duo on the Puy Mary 

Daniel Martínez (EF Pro Cycling) held off Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) amd Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) on the brutally steep slopes of the Puy Mary

Colombia's Dani Martinez denies Bora-Hansgrohe's German duo on the Puy Mary

Winning a two-up battle, Martínez shadowed Kämna who attacked first with 200m to go.

The Colombian came around into the lead in the final 50m to take a seemingly slow-motion, steep, uphill sprint.

The two made it to the final kilometre together after catching lone leader and Kämna’s team-mate Max Schachmann. Once Schachmann had dropped off, the remaining duo couldn’t lose each other on the final steep slopes of the summit finish, with Kämna the first to launch his sprint to the line with 150m to go. He couldn’t hold off the chase of Martínez though, who was able to come past and hold his sprint to the line to take victory, with Kämna coming in four seconds behind.

Six minutes back down the road, Primož Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) extended his overall lead after going clear of the other GC contenders with Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) in tow. The pair crossed the line together after exchanging attacks, with Egan Bernal (Ineos) losing 38 seconds to the yellow jersey and dropped to 3rd overall behind, Primož Roglic and Tadej Pogacar.

After losing time, Bernal also lost  the best young rider's jersey to Tadej Pogacar. 

Daniel Martinez said afterwards, “I had a week that wasn’t great, I didn’t have good sensations because I was still struggling after my crash but I knew I could win a stage all the same and now I’ve done it. When I won the Dauphiné, I had very good legs, and I recovered quite well for the Tour. When the Tour started my sensations were still good, but I fell and lost a bit of time. Mentally that was hard. I let some more time go and then I tried to seek out stages that suited me. I managed to win today."

"Today, I worked hard, I gave a lot on the last climb when I was with the two of them. I could see they had a bit less strength in the end, so I thought I could win it in the sprint."

Egan Bernal was in reflective mood after losing some time, “I did my best, but the others were stronger than I was. I couldn't do more than this."I felt very good all day. I looked at my numbers from today's stage and they were almost my best ever. The rest simply went faster."

"We have to see what will happen in the coming days. From now on I will look at it day by day. We must continue to focus and manage our efforts. In any case, I'm not giving up. We have to keep morale high and we do our best."

VIDEO: 2020 Tour de France Stage 13 Highlights

2020 Tour de France Stage 13 Top 10

1 Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda (Col) EF Pro Cycling 5:01:47
2 Lennard Kämna (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:04
3 Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:51
4 Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:33
5 Pierre Rolland (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept 0:01:42
6 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis 0:01:53
7 Simon Geschke (Ger) CCC Team 0:02:35
8 Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:43
9 Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Pro Cycling 0:03:18
10 David De la Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 0:03:52

2020 Tour de France GC after Stage 13

1 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 56:34:35
2 Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:44
3 Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:59
4 Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Pro Cycling 0:01:10
5 Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:01:12
6 Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Pro Team 0:01:31
7 Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 0:01:42
8 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Bahrain McLaren 0:01:55
9 Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:06
10 Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:54

 
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