Tour de France 2009 stage 14 results and standings George Hincapie misses yellow by seconds
Posted Jul 18 2009 10:02pm
Just a handful of seconds is how much time stands between George
Hincapie and the yellow jersey after stage 14 of the Tour De France.
Sergei Ivanov won the stage using his time trial skills to escape the
breakaway group at about 11km before the finish of the stage, the
heartbreak story of the day has to be that George Hincapie came within
just 5 seconds of capturing the yellow jersey.
currently in second place in the general standing just behind Rinaldo
Nocentini with Alberto Contador in third and Lance Armstrong in fourth.
As one American rider (Levi Leipheimer) leaves the Tour de France and the top five in the GC standing due to injury, another American (George Hincapie) replaces him at the top of the field.
Top Ten Riders Stage 13 Results:
1. Serguei Ivanov Team Katusha in 4:37:46
2. Nicolas Roche Ag2r La Mondiale at 00:16
3. Hayden Roulston Cervelo Test Team in 4:38:02 at 00:16
4. Martijn Maaskant Garmin - Slipstream in 4:38:02 at 00:16
5. Sébastien Minard Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne in 4:38:02 at 00:16
6. Daniele Righi Lampre - N.g.c in 4:38:02 at 00:16
7. Christophe Le Mevel Francaise Des Jeux in 4:38:02 at 00:16
8. George Hincapie Team Columbia - Htc in 4:38:02 at 00:16
9. Daniele Bennati Liquigas in 4:38:02 at 00:16
10. Gerald Ciolek Team Milram in 4:38:08 at 00:22
GC Standings after Stage 13:
1. Rinaldo Nocentini Ag2r La Mondiale in 58:13:52
2. George Hincapie Team Columbia - Htc at 00:05
3. Alberto Contador Astana in 58:13:58 at 00:06
4. Lance Armstrong Astana in 58:14:00 at 00:08
5. Christophe Le Mevel Francaise Des Jeux in 58:14:35 at 00:43
6. Bradley Wiggins Garmin - Slipstream in 58:14:38 at 00:46
7. Andréas KlÖden Astana in 58:14:46 at 00:54
8. Tony Martin Team Columbia - Htc in 58:14:52 at 01:00
9. Christian Vande Velde Garmin - Slipstream in 58:15:16 at 01:24
10. Andy Schleck Team Saxo Bank in 58:15:41 at 01:49