After losing the yellow jersey over the weekend in the medium mountain stages, Thor Hushovd of Garmin-Cervelo took Stage 13 in an impressive showing. He finished the course in 3:47:36, ten seconds better than David Moncoutie, whom he passed on the descent to the finish line. Jeremy Roy finished 26 seconds behind for third place. It took over four minutes for the next riders to come in at the finish line.
Jose Joaquin Rojas led the peloton in at 7:37 behind Hushovd. Tom Danielson finished in that same group, but he is now tied with Philippe Gilbert in the general classification with a 4:35 gap ahead of them.
Thomas Voeckler retained the yellow jersey with his finish in the peloton, and he leads Frank Schleck by 1:49 after the stage. Mark Cavendish will still wear the green jersey with his 264 points, but Rojas is right there with 251 points. Roy and his 45 points captured the King of the Mountains red polka dot jersey as he took the climb at Belair and the tougher Aubisque.
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