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Tour de France 2009 stage 7 results and standings put Contador ahead of Armstrong by 2 seconds

Posted Jul 10 2009 10:03pm

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Stage 7 was the first stage in the mountains, and the longest stage of the Tour de France, but when the riders had crossed the finish line seven time American champion Lance Armstrong was in third place just behind Alberto Contador and Italian rider Rinaldo Nocentini (team AG2R La Mondiale) who was in yellow and the lead.

Nocentini was part of an early breakaway and managed to stay in front long  enough to win the yellow jersey.

Rockie Frenchman Brice Feillu (team Agritubel) won the stage on the power of his last 5K breakaway from the summit making him the star of the day and perhaps a new rising star in professional cycling.

It was the final 10 kilometer climb of stage 7 where team Astana stamped its authority on the race by controlling the stage as Alberto Contador broke free of the chase pack in the last kilometer to gain precious seconds on Armstrong who stayed back in the chase.

Top Stage 7 Results:

1 Brice Feillu (Agritubel)
2 Christophe Kern (Cofidis)
3 Johannes Fröhlinger (Milram)
4 Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale)
Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step
Iván Gutiérrez (Spa) Caisse d' Epargne
Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 3:26
Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 3:48

GC Standings after Stage 7:

  • 1. Rinaldo Nocentini Ag2r-La Mondiale in 25:44:32
  • 2. Alberto Contador Astana in 25:44:38
  • 3. Lance Armstrong Astana in 25:44:40 at 00:08
  • 4. Levi Leipheimer Astana in 25:45:11 at 00:39
  • 5. Bradley Wiggins Garmin - Slipstream in 25:45:18 at 00:46
  • 6. Andréas KlÖden Astana in 25:45:26 at 00:54
  • 7. Tony Martin Team Columbia - Htc in 25:45:32 at 01:00
  • 8. Christian Vande Velde Garmin - Slipstream in 25:45:56 at 01:24
  • 9. Andy Schleck Team Saxo Bank in 25:46:21 at 01:49
  • 10. Vincenzo Nibali Liquigas in 25:46:26 at 01:54
  • 11. Jérôme Pineau Quick Step in 25:46:42 at 02:10
  • 12. Maxime Monfort Team Columbia - Htc in 25:46:53 at 02:21
  • 13. Frank Schleck Team Saxo Bank in 25:46:57 at 02:25
  • 14. Roman Kreuziger Liquigas in 25:47:12 at 02:40
  • 15. Carlos Sastre Cervelo TestTeam in 25:47:24 at 02:52
  • 16. Johannes FrÖhlinger Team Milram in 25:47:26 at 02:54
  • 17. Franco Pellizotti Liquigas in 25:47:35 at 03:03
  • 18. Cadel Evans Silence - Lotto in 25:47:39 at 03:07
  • 19. Egoi Martinez Euskaltel - Euskadi in 25:47:42 at 03:10
  • 20. Kim Kirchen Team Columbia - Htc in 25:47:48 at 03:16

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