Tour de France stage 12: Kristoff wins in Saint-Étienne

Sagan denied once again, no change to general classification

This article was originally published on Cyclingnews.com.

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) won the 12th stage in the Tour de France from Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint-Etienne. The Norwegian beat Peter Sagan (Cannondale), who was second for the fourth time in this Tour de France. Arnaud Démare (FDJ) came in third.

The breakaway of the day consisted of Sebastian Langeveld (Garmin-Sharp) who initiated it after five kilometres. Gregory Rast (Trek Factory Racing), Florian Vachon (Bretagne-Seché), Simon Clarke (Orica-Greenedge) and David de la Cruz (Team Netapp-Endura) joined the Dutch champion.

De La Cruz crashed with 94 kilometres to go and abandoned the race with a broke collarbone.

Yesterday’s stage winner Tony Gallopin got dropped from the peloton in the last ten kilometres. He also drops out of the top ten of the overall classification.

Astana’s Vincenzo Nibali still leads the overall with a 2:23 margin on Team Sky’s Richie Porte.

Results

1 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 4:32:11  
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale    
3 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr    
4 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica Greenedge    
5 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Sharp    
6 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
7 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo    
8 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar    
9 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
10 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
General classification after stage 12
1 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 51:31:34  
2 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky 0:02:23  
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:47  
4 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:01  
5 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:03:47  
6 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:03:56  
7 Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:57  
8 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling 0:04:08  
9 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:04:18  
10 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:04:3

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