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Greipel wins stage 13

Andre Greipel of Germany riding for Lotto-Belisol takes the podium after winning stage thirteen of the 2012 Tour de France from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Le Cap d'Agde
Andre Greipel of Germany riding for Lotto-Belisol takes the podium after winning stage thirteen of the 2012 Tour de France from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Le Cap d'Agde Doug Pensinger - Getty Images

GERMANY'S Andre Greipel claimed his third victory of this year's Tour de France as Bradley Wiggins of Britain held on to the yellow jersey after the 13th stage.

Greipel, who rides for Lotto, finished just ahead of Slovakian sprint rival Peter Sagan (Liquigas) in a tight finish in which Wiggins astonishingly tried to set up Sky team-mate Edvald Boasson Hagen.

Norwegian Boasson Hagen could only finish third on the 217-kilometre stage, which began in Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux, but Wiggins said it was payback time.

"Edvald's done a lot of work for me in the mountains, so we tried to pay him back by setting him up there at the finish," the Englishman said.

Greipel, meanwhile, was quick to praise the team-mates who kept him at the front for a tough, late climb, helped eliminate some of his rivals and set him up for the finish.

Read more at ABC news online.

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