Week 2 at the Tour de France: Greipel claims 3rd stage victory in photo finish, Wiggins still on top

UPDATE (Jan. 18): Lance Armstrong admits to using performance enhancing drugs in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Read More.

Find Week 3 at the Tour: This blog post covers the first two weeks of the 2012 Tour de France. Find results from the final week and all stages of the Tour right here.

Andre Greipel won a photo-finish sprint to win Stage 13 of the Tour de France, his third stage victory of this Tour, while Britain’s Bradley Wiggins retained the overall lead.

The mostly flat stage had one major climb, which Greipel managed to assault with the rest of the leaders. Other top sprinters, including Mark Cavendish, were unable to keep up over the climb and did not factor in the finish.

The overall standings remain the same: Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nabali top the podium. Learn more at the Tour de France websiteincluding the overall standings.

Previous stage results during the Tour de France:

  • Stage 12: David Millar won his second stage ever at the Tour as part of a 5-rider breakout that stayed away for more than 130 miles. Read more.
  •  Stage 11: Bradley Wiggins moved closer toward becoming the first  Briton to win the Tour de France when he survived the toughest climbing stage to extend his lead, while Cadel Evans cracked on the final climb and fell to fourth. Read more. 
  • Stage 10: Briton Bradley Wiggins survived a day of climbing and kept the yellow jersey as Thomas Voeckler won the stage, followed by Michele Scarponi and Jens Voigt. Read about the stage.
  • Stage 9: Race leader Bradley Wiggins blitzed the field to win Stage 9,  a 41.5km time trial, and put some serious time into his rivals.  Wiggins explained why he’s a natural at time trials.
  • Stage 8: Bradley Wiggins performed well in Stage 8, won by Frenchman Thibaut Pinot,  to retain his overall lead. 
  • Stage 7: The real race begins as Bradley Wiggins takes possession of the overall lead after a climbing finish creates separation among the riders. Defending champion Cadel Evans finished third. More.
  • Stage 6: A large crash again dominated the news in Stage 6, causing several abandonments, while Peter Sagan won his third stage in this tour by besting Andre Greipel, winner of the previous two stagesRead more.
  • Stage 5: Andre Greipel again out-sprints the field for a win, besting his rival Mark Cavendish. 
  • Stage 4: Andre Greipel dodged a significant crash, which claimed Mark Cavendish, near the end of the stage and then sprinted to victory.
  • Stage 3: First-timer Peter Sagan of Liquigas-Cannondale captured Stage 3 with a convincing win in the final sprint to claim his second stage win.
  • Stage 2: Here’s how Mark Cavendish surged to win his 21st stage on the Tour. More.
  • Stage 1: See how Peter Sagan won in his first-ever Tour start over Fabian CancellaraMore
  • PrologueFabian Cancellara wins the prologue at the Tour de France for the fifth time. More

LAST YEAR: The  Tour de France in 2011 saw Cadel Evans claim victory with a late, stirring time-trial win. Andy (2nd) and Frank Schleck (3rd) became the first brothers to grace the podium together. Sammy Sanchez was King of the Mountains, Mark Cavendish earned the green jersey for most points, Pierre Rolland won the best young rider competition and Team Garmin-Cervelo was tops among teams.

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