Mads Pedersen reactions after he sprints to victory in Stage 13 

Stage 13 was a tailor-made finish for Mads Pedersen. No one stood a chance against his power in the uphill sprint. Pascal Ackermann tried by jumping early, but Mads was quick to grab his wheel, and from there, it was game over.

The 26-year-old Dane powered around Ackermann and even had time to look behind before he raised his arms to the sky. Trek-Segafredo came for a stage win, and after Mads finished three times as runner up, in Stage 13 they finally got it.

Mads Pedersen quotes:
“This is super nice. We knew that this final was super good for me, and the boys were super focused all day. I am just happy that I could finally get the win and give back the boys something back for all the work they did so far -it’s really nice for all of us.”

“Alex (Kirsch) delivered me in the last corner, so there was still 800m to go, so it was perfect that Jumbo-Visma made a good hard tempo and that Pascal Ackerman jumped early. It meant I could jump with him. It was a long, long sprint – a full sprint, so a 330m sprint today.”

“We came here for a stage win and now we have one. Now we keep fighting to get one. more. It’s super nice to have a comfortable lead in the jersey, but it still would have been nice to have Sam here to keep fighting for the jersey. if we keep fighting for the stages we will see how it goes.”