Stage 11 video preview with complete Tour de France Stage 10 results
Posted Jul 15 2009 5:42pm
"Yawn" might be a good word to describe stage 10 of the 2009 Tour de France.
The organizers decided not to allow radios and the cyclist decided not to allow much racing.
Juhan Bruyneel perhaps summed it up best when he wrote on twitter, " Stage 10 done.
Predictable outcome. Breakaway caught with 2k to go. Cavendish wins.
With or without radios, end result was known this am. "
Let' s hope that Stage 11 proves to be a bit more...shall we say...spirited. The stage will take the remaining riders 192 kilometers (119.2 miles) from Vatan to Saint-Fargeau and according to the National Cycling Examiner:
"The 11th stage has numerous small hills throughout the course,
including two category 4 efforts, the least difficult. But as in other
sprint stages, the climbs and multiple undulations are unlikely to
prevent sprinters from finding their places near the front at the end
of the stage."
Take a look at the video and don' t forget to check out the complete
Tour de France stage 10 results and General Standings below as well:
Top Ten Riders Stage 10 Results:
1. Mark Cavendish Team Columbia - Htc in 4:46:43
2. Thor Hushovd Cervelo Test Team
3. Tyler Farrar Garmin - Slipstream at 00:00
4. Leonardo Duque Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne at s.t.
5. Joaquin Rojas Jose Caisse D’epargne at s.t.
6. Lloyd Mondory Ag2r-La Mondiale at s.t.
7. Kenny Robert Van Hummel Skil-Shimano at s.t.
8. William Bonnet Bbox Bouygues Telecom at s.t.
9. Daniele Bennati Liquigas at s.t.
10. Saïd Haddou Bbox Bouygues Telecom at s.t.
GC Standings after Stage 10:
1. Rinaldo Nocentini Ag2r-La Mondiale in 39:11:04
2. Alberto Contador Astana in 39:11:10
3. Lance Armstrong Astana in 39:11:12 at 00:08
4. Andréas KlÖden Astana in 39:11:58 at 00:54
5. Levi Leipheimer Astana in 39:11:58 at 00:54
6. Tony Martin Team Columbia - Htc in 39:12:04 at 01:00
7. Bradley Wiggins Garmin - Slipstream in 39:12:05 at 01:01
8. Christian Vande Velde Garmin - Slipstream in 39:12:28 at 01:24
9. Andy Schleck Team Saxo Bank in 39:12:53 at 01:49
10. Vincenzo Nibali Liquigas in 39:12:58 at 01:54
King of the Mountains Standings after Stage 10:
Egoi Martinez Euskaltel - Euskadi 78 points
2. Christophe Kern Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 59 points