Sacha Modolo wins Giro d'Italia stage 13, as Fabio Aru takes pink

Alberto Contador was caught behind a crash on the flat stage into Jesolo as Modolo took Lampre-Merida's third win of the race

Sacha Modolo wins stage thirteen of the 2015 Tour of Italy

(Image credit: Watson)

Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) sprinted to victory on stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia in a dramatic final few kilometres of a completely flat route into Jesolo.

A crash at 3.2km saw much of the field wiped out and reduced group of sprinters make it to the final straight together. Both Richie Porte (Team Sky) and Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) were caught behind the crash, which fell just outside the 3km mark, meaning they missed out on being given the same time as the stage winner.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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