Monday, July 14, 2008

It's just by one second, but the injured Aussie withstood tough tests to wear Yellow

STAGE 10 BREAKTHROUGH. The Tour de France completed the hardest stage in the first 10 days of racing, passing over two highest category mountains, including an uphill finish on Hautecam. While Italian Leonardo Piepoli won the stage, Australian Cadel Evans moved into first place overall, just ahead of Luxemburger Frank Schleck. Evans is a favorite to win the race, but a bad crash on Sunday put his effort into question. He rode in bandages today, but showed the kind of grit and power that it will take to win. American Christian Vande Velde moved into 3rd place overall. Vande Velde has the experience to win and he rides best in the last week of the Grand Tours. Go to the Tour de France for the Rest of Us for more.

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