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Live Reporting

By Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Adieu

    Right, that's it for this live text. Thanks for reading.

    The report of Peter Sagan's third stage win is building here.

    Mark Cavendish's stage-by-stage guide is here.

    And keep an eye out for our Bespoke podcast - available here later.

    Join us tomorrow when the race returns to hillier terrain - maybe not tough enough for a major GC shake-up but there is a bit of steep finish.

    Definitely one for the breakaway. It promises to be exciting either way.

    See you then. Adieu!

  2. Post update

    Stage 13 winner Peter Sagan: "This stage was a piece of gold for us [after the mountains].

    "It's fantastic. It was a flat stage and everyone in the group recovered and I think everyone is happy it was a relaxed stage.

    "I'm very happy to have won and thanks again to my team.

    "I was a bit late, a little bit behind in the last 600m but in the last climb I stayed in the wheel of Kristoff and I'm very happy to beat them.

    "It looks like [going to win green jersey] but I have to get to Paris."

  3. Top 10 on GC

    1. Geraint Thomas (GB/Team Sky) 53hrs 10mins 38secs
    2. Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) +1min 39secs
    3. Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Sunweb) +1min 50secs
    4. Primoz Roglic (Slo/LottoNL-Jumbo) +2mins 46secs
    5. Romain Bardet (Fra/AG2R La Mondiale) +3mins 07secs
    6. Mikel Landa (Spa/Movistar) +3mins 13secs
    7. Steve Kruijswijk (Ned/LottoNL-Jumbo) +3mins 43secs
    8. Nairo Quintana (Col/Movistar) +4mins 13secs
    9. Dan Martin (Ire/Team UAE Emirates) +5mins 11secs
    10. Jakob Fuglsang (Den/Astana) +5mins 45secs
  4. Post update

    Confirmation that Geraint Thomas finished safely in the main bunch and retains his yellow jersey with the same advantage over Chris Froome.

    That was a welcome relatively calm day for the GC riders after a tough few days in the Alps.

  5. Top 10 on stage 13

    1. Peter Sagan (Svk/Bora-Hansgrohe)
    2. Alexander Kristoff (Nor/UAE Team Emirates)
    3. Arnaud Demare (Fra/Groupama-FDJ)
    4. John Degenkolb (Ger/Trek-Segafredo)
    5. Greg van Avermaet (Bel/BMC Racing)
    6. Yves Lampaert (Bel/Quick-Step Floors)
    7. Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den/Astana)
    8. Andrea Pasqualon (Ita/Wanty-Groupe Gobert)
    9. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita/Bahrain-Merida)
    10. Taylor Phinney (US/Education-First)
  6. Post update

    It was close but Sagan knew he had it, raising his left hand in celebration over the line.

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  7. BreakingPeter Sagan wins stage 13

    The man is relentless.

    Peter Sagan reels in Arnaud Demare and Alexander Kristoff, slinging past the latter on the line.

    The world champion takes his third stage win in this year's Tour in fine style in the sprint.

    Peter Sagan
  8. 200m to go

    Demare launches, Kristoff with him and Sagan kicks alongside.

    These three will contest the win...

  9. 450m to go

    FDJ surge up and are about to catch Gilbert.

  10. Gilbert attacks

    FDJ lead it into the final km and then Philippe Gilbert attacks off the front!

    Can he make it to the line?!

  11. 1.5km to go

    Trek down to three at the front. Kristoff is on Degenkolb's wheel.

    Demare now moves up on the right.

    Sagan now on Colbrelli's wheel.

  12. 2km to go

    Still four Trek riders on the front, with John Degenkolb at the end.

    Alexander Kristoff, Arnaud Demare and Peter Sagan are all marking each other.

  13. 2.5km to go

    Trek surge to the front - John Degenkolb has three men left in his train.

  14. 3km to go

    A Bora rider puts in a massive turn, riding the peloton off his wheel momentarily.

    FDJ surge back up towards him, while Peter Sagan is working himself up the line.

  15. 4km to go

    Still Team Sky stay up high, keeping Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome out of trouble. Just 1km to go until the point after which they won't lose time for crashes or mechanicals.

    Bora and FDJ then surge past.

  16. 5km to go

    Several teams battle for position on the front - there is no hierarchy now with all the big name sprinters out.

    The second division quick men (and Peter Sagan) know what a brilliant opportunity this is.

  17. Schar caught

    The game is up - Michael Schar weaves over to the side of the road and the Team Sky-led peloton crash past.

    FDJ come to the front again for Arnaud Demare.

  18. 6km to go

    Michael Schar is all but caught.

  19. 7km to go

    Peter Sagan was freelancing on various wheels but is now back on the Bora train.

    Team Sky and Sunweb are up front, wary of their leaders getting caught up in a frenzied finish.

    Michael Schar still dangling out front.