Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tour De France: Stage 19

No one expected Andy Schleck to give any kind of fight in this time trial.  In fact I wondered if he wouldn't lose second place to Denis Menchov.  But at the first time check he was actually up on Contador.  But Schleck faded as the race wore on and Contador's strength as a time trialist came through.  It was tough day for the top end of the GC because as the day progressed the wind got stronger.  The time gaps then were quite large at the end of the day and there were some shifts in the overall.

Tomorrow will decide the winner of the Green Jersey.

General classification after stage 19
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 89:16:27  
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:39  
3 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:02:01  
4 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:40  
5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:06:54  
6 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:09:31  
7 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 0:10:15  
8 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:11:37  
9 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:11:54  
10 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 0:12:02  

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