The stage is set for an epic showdown between Nibali and Contador, the most experienced, wily, and headstrong riders in the Tour de France
Alberto Contador says the real Tour de France has begun, and he promises to continue his attacks on race leader Vincenzo Nibali
French hero sees the depths as fans boo him roadside as he rides to third career Tour win
- 1. David MONCOUTIE, (FRA) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne, in 4:38:00
- 2. Benat INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA, (ESP) Movistar, at 1:18
- 3. Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL, (ESP) Rabobank Cycling Team, at 1:18
- 4. Mathias FRANK, (SUI) BMC Racing Team, at 1:36
- 5. Sergio Miguel Moreira PAULINHO, (POR) Team RadioShack, at 1:43
- 1. Bradley Wiggins, (Great Britain) Team Sky, in 42:50:41
- 2. Christopher FROOME, (Great Britain) Team Sky, at 7
- 3. Vincenzo NIBALI, (Italy) Liquigas-Cannondale, at 11
- 4. Fredrik KESSIAKOFF, (Sweden) Astana, at 14
- 5. Jakob FUGLSANG, (Denmark) Leopard-Trek, at 19
- 1. MARTIN Tony, HTC-Highroad (thr), in 55:54
- 2. FROOME Christopher, Sky Procycling (sky), at 59
- 3. WIGGINS Bradley, Sky Procycling (sky), at 1:22
- 4. CANCELLARA Fabian, Leopard Trek (leo), at 1:27
- 5. PHINNEY Taylor, BMC Racing Team (BMC), at 1:33
- 1. Christopher Froome, Sky Procycling (sky), in 38:09:13
- 2. Jakob Fuglsang, Leopard Trek (leo), at 12
- 3. Bradley Wiggins, Sky Procycling (sky), at 20
- 4. Vincenzo Nibali, Liquigas-Cannondale (liq), at 31
- 5. Fredrik Kessiakoff, Pro Team Astana (ast), at 34
BENIDORM, Spain (VN) — Race organizers did the climbing specialists a favor this year by placing a long yet decisive individual time trial right in the middle of the three-week Vuelta a España that should see the mountains crown the overall winner on September 11 in Madrid.
Team RadioShack’s Bruyneel and Leipheimer have some answers
CARMAUX, France, July 12, 2011 (AFP) - Frenchman Thomas Voeckler said he is under no illusions over his guardianship of the Tour de France yellow jersey as the race heads steadily towards the Pyrenees mountains.
A record-low 16 riders began Tuesday’s stage 10 after a crash-filled rest day served only to further decimate the peloton. Notable abandons included Team Sky’s Rigoberto Uran (who swerved to avoid a litter of kittens during his team’s recovery ride), AG2R’s Blel Kadri (who attempted to change his bib shorts while on a gently sloping descent) and Liquigas-Cannondale leader Ivan Basso (who was momentarily distracted by his own handsomeness). Also scratched were all nine members of the Saur-Sojasun squad, whom race officials now admit have actually been missing since stage 3.
CARMAUX, France -- Luís León Sánchez says despite his stage-winning ride Sunday that catapulted him into second place overall, he will still ride for Rabobank team captain Robert Gesink.
Breakfast with Bernie, stage 10: Rating the GC teams
Ben Delaney and Andrew Hood dissect stage 10
CARMAUX, France (VN) — André Greipel won't tell you how much Tuesday's stage victory meant to him. He didn't have to, his triumphant fist and scream at the finish line said it all.
CARMAUX, France (VN) — Though he's battered and bruised, three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador strongly denied reports that he will leave the race early.
- 1. André Greipel, Omega Pharma-Lotto, in 3h 31' 21"
- 2. Mark Cavendish, HTC-Highroad, at s.t.
- 3. Joaquin Rojas Jose, Movistar Team, at s.t.
- 4. Thor Hushovd, Team Garmin-Cervelo, at s.t.
- 5. Romain Feillu, Vacansoleil-Dcm, at s.t.
- 1. Thomas Voeckler, Team Europcar, in 42h 06' 32
- 2. Luis-leon Sanchez, Rabobank Cycling Team, at 01:49
- 3. Cadel Evans, BMC Racing Team, at 02:26
- 4. Frank Schleck, Team Leopard-Trek, at 02:29
- 5. Andy Schleck, Team Leopard-Trek, at 02:37
Andre Greipel denied Mark Cavendish a third stage win in this Tour de France, winning Tuesday's stage 10, a 58-kilometer race from Aurillac to Carmaux, the first of two stages through the Cévennes as the race heads toward the Pyrenees.
AURILLAC, France (AFP) - Team Sky are pondering whether to take legal action against the television car which sent their Spaniard rider Juan Antonio Flecha flying during the race's ninth stage Sunday.
AURILLAC, France (AFP) — Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has met, and forgiven, the young fan who caused a crash in the first stage of the race and left the Spaniard with a significant deficit.
AURILLAC, France (AFP) – Team Sky's Spanish rider Juan Antonio Flecha, who was hit by an overtaking France TV car during the Tour de France, has expressed his regret that the driver had not come to say sorry for causing the accident.
AURILLAC, France (VN) – While many of the other favorites have lost skin and time to crashes — if not crashing out entirely — Leopard-Trek’s two-brother GC front is sitting pretty. Fränk and Andy Schleck are now fourth and fifth overall, just three and 11 seconds behind BMC’s Cadel Evans, the highest-placed GC contender.