Hat Trick for Démare as Lopez retains the pink jersey

Four-man breakaway of the day caught on the line as Demare out guns the top Sprinters. It comes as the race heads into the mountains for the final week

Hat Trick for Démare as Lopez retains the pink jersey

The four-man break of the day looked like they might go all the way to the finish in Cuneo, but the peloton timed the chase perfectly and caught them 700 metres before the finish-line. French fast-man, Arnaud Démare, took his third stage win of this Giro d’Italia.

Sprint leader Demare (Groupama–FDJ) once again proved dominant as he pipped Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious) to the finish line with Britain's Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) coming home in third.

Spaniard Juan Pedro Lopez retained his 12-second overall lead to hold on to the pink jersey.

GC favorite Romain Bardet abandoned the Giro d'Italia with stomach problems on the stage and climb into his team car.

Five riders, Nicolas Prodhomme, Pascal Eenkhoorn, Julius van den Berg, Filippo Tagliani and Mirco Maestri, launched a successful breakaway with a 140km remaining.

Tagliani was dropped on a climb with 100km remaining but the remainder of the group stayed away and looked like being able to contest for the stage win but were reeled in with one kilometre remaining. Groupama-FDJ's riders then got Demare into position to claim victory and he duly obliged.

"At some point I started to doubt that we'd be able to catch the breakaway because some elements of my team had given everything they had," Demare, who secured his eighth Giro win, said. "They were very committed actually. I've also had the feeling that I was cooked myself.

"Only with 10 km to go, I've started to believe it would be a sprint finish. I was at the limit for sprinting. It's exceptional to get one more win. Three is a lot."

The stage unfolded at a blistering pace with an average speed of 45.393 kph, making this the first time in the history of the Giro that three consecutive stages had an average speed of at least 45 kph.

Ecuador's Richard Carapaz remained in second overall, ahead of Portugal's Joao Almeida with both riders tied for time.

Frenchman Romain Bardet (DSM), who was fourth in the overall standings, pulled out due to illness.

Saturday's stage 14 is a challenging 147km ride from Santena to Torino, which begins with a short flat section before a series of climbs.

VIDEO: 2022 Giro d’Italia Stage 13 Highlights

2022 Giro d’Italia Stage 13 Top 10

01 FRA Arnaud Démare Groupama-FDJ 03:18:16
02 GER Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious + 00
03 GBR Mark Cavendish Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team + 00
04 COL Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates + 00
05 ITA Alberto Dainese Team DSM + 00
06 ITA Simone Consonni Cofidis + 00
07 BEL Dries De Bondt Alpecin-Fenix + 00
08 ITA Giacomo Nizzolo Israel-Premier Tech + 00
09 ITA Andrea Vendrame AG2R Citroën Team + 00
10 AUT Tobias Bayer Alpecin-Fenix + 00

2022 Giro d’Italia GC after Stage 13

01 ESP Juan Pedro Lopez Trek-Segafredo 54:37:23
02 ECU Richard Carapaz INEOS Grenadiers + 12
03 POR Joao Almeida UAE Team Emirates + 12
04 AUS Jai Hindley BORA-hansgrohe + 20
05 FRA Guillaume Martin Cofidis + 28
06 ESP Mikel Landa Bahrain Victorious + 29
07 ITA Domenico Pozzovivo Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert + 54
08 GER Emanuel Buchmann BORA-hansgrohe + 01:09
09 ESP Pello Bilbao Bahrain Victorious + 01:22
10 ESP Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team + 01:23

 
Tag: giro
 
Jun 14 2022 - NEWS: VIDEO: Marmolada Madness: Tifosi go crazy on the final climb of the Giro
May 29 2022 - NEWS: Australia's Jai Hindley wins Giro d'Italia
May 28 2022 - NEWS: Jai Hindley powers into race lead on Queen Stage
May 27 2022 - NEWS: Bouwman wins 19th Giro stage, Carapaz ready for Queen Stage
May 26 2022 - NEWS: Belgian Dries De Bondt wins stage 18 from the breakaway
May 25 2022 - NEWS: Buitrago wins tough Stage 17 as Carapaz hangs onto Pink Jersey
May 24 2022 - NEWS: Giro GC wide open as Hirt hits First High in the Mountains
May 21 2022 - NEWS: Simon Yates bounces back to win tough Giro Stage in Torino
May 20 2022 - NEWS: Hat Trick for Démare as Lopez retains the pink jersey
May 19 2022 - NEWS: Oldani earns first professional win as López keeps lead
May 18 2022 - NEWS: Italian Alberto Dainese wins Giro d'Italia stage 11 Sprint
May 15 2022 - NEWS: Jai Hindley conquers Blockhaus as Yates loses 11 minutes
May 14 2022 - NEWS: De Gendt sprints to Giro stage victory in Naples
May 13 2022 - NEWS: Bouwman win's his first grand tour stage as López keeps Giro lead
May 12 2022 - NEWS: Arnaud Démare does the Double on Giro d´Italia Sprint stage 6
Sep 12 2016 - RESULTS: Hundreds Tackled the Gigantic Mt. Palomar in 5th Annual Giro Di San Diego
Sep 09 2014 - RESULTS: Giro di San Diego GranFondo
Nov 12 2013 - RESULTS: Giro d Italia Wraps Up an Amazing Season in Miami
Jun 04 2013 - RESULTS: Giro d'Italia Los Angeles Pasadena
Mar 19 2017 - EVENT: Giro d'Perth
May 26 2018 - EVENT: TOSH Giro Donna
Oct 06 2019 - EVENT: Pathfinder Giro
Jan 26 2020 - EVENT: Gravel Ride Barcelona - Girona
Jul 16 2022 - EVENT: Bodensee Gravel Giro
Jul 17 2022 - EVENT: Giro D'Cucinetta p/b Genesis Maple
Jul 31 2022 - EVENT: ARLBERG Giro
Sep 25 2022 - EVENT: B1 Giro D'Joia
Oct 02 2022 - EVENT: Sparkassen Münsterland Giro