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The 10th stage of the Tour de France 2011 sprinted for victory by André Greipel

Added: wednesday 13 July 2011 at 0:08:00
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    The 10th stage of the Tour de France 2011 sprinted for victory by André GreipelThe 10th stage of the Tour de France 2011 was won in the sprint by André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto). The German rider managed to beat his former team mate (and already a rival), Mark Cavendish on the finish line in Carmaux.

    The summary of the 10th stage: Aurillac > Carmaux

    Early this afternoon the riders left for the 10th stage from Aurillac for 158 kilometers towards Carmaux.

    After an unsuccessful attempt by Bjorn Leukemans (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team), Levi Leipheimer (Team Radioshack), Jérémie Galland (Saur-Sojasun), Robert Gesink (Rabobank) and Fabian Cancellara (Team Leopard-Trek), the breakaway of the day was formed on kilometer 14 by Rémi Di Grégorio (Astana), Sébastien Minard (AG2R La Mondiale), Arthur Vichot (FDJ), Julien El Fares (Cofidis, le crédit en ligne), Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) and Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun).

    In this group, the young Arthur Vichot won the intermediate print of this stage in Maurs, ahead of Delaplace and Minard. Soon after that the 6 riders in the break away see their gap go up to its highest value at 4 minutes.

    Marco MarcatoIn the first climb of the day, the Côte de Figeac Marco Marcato attacked just before the top to take the points, ahead of Anthony Delaplace. On the Côte de Loupiac these same two riders manage to get on top first again.

    On top of the Côte de Villefranche-de-Rouergue the Italian rider of the Dutch team was again up first, this time ahead of Sébastien Minard.

    The 6 riders of the break away spent the rest of the day ahead but at about 50 kilometers from the finish the sprinters teams came upfront the peloton, especially with Team HTC-Highroad and Lampre-ISD, and led by them the peloton let the gap melt down. Di Gregorio, El Fares and Delaplace were the first to be taken back because the 3 other riders of the break away decided to attack for a final time to prevent from being caught back by the peloton.

    Philippe GilbertIn the last climb, the Côte de Mirandol-Bourgnounac, Marco Marcato attacks again but before he arrives on top he's taken back by the peloton. The game can than start all over again and different attacks follow each other, especially with an attempt by Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto), joined by yellow jersey Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar), Tony Martin (Team HTC-Highroad), Dries Devenijns (Quick Step) and Tony Gallopin (Cofidis). A few kilometers further, Philippe Gilbert continues alone but at about 4 kilometers from the finish this attempt also fails.

    Rob RuijghAfter him, it's the turn for Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) and Blel Kadri (AG2R La Mondiale) but these two riders are taken back as well at 2 kilometers from the finish.

    The stage thus ended in a bunch sprint and André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) was probably very happy tonight that he switched from Team HTC-Highroad to his current Belgian team because instead of sprinting for Mark Cavendish (Team HTC-Highroad) he could now sprint against him and tus win the stage ahead of the rider from the Isle of Man. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar Team) finished third, ahead of Thor Hushovd (Team Garmin-Cervélo) and Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team).

    The classifications of the Tour de France 2011 after the 10th stage

    The stage classification for Aurillac > Carmaux

    André GreipelThe top 5 of this 10th stage was as follows:

    1/ André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) - 3h31'21"
    2/ Mark Cavendish (Team HTC-Highroad)
    3/ José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar Team)
    4/ Thor Hushovd (Team Garmin-Cervélo)
    5/ Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)

    The general classification after the 10th stage

    Thomas VoecklerThe top 5 of the general classification remains unchanged with still Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) leading. The French rider will probably be able to put another yellow jersey on after the 11th stage tomorrow, before the serious stages come up in the Pyrenees!

    1/ Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) - 42h06'32"
    2/ Luis Léon Sanchez (Rabobank) - +1'49"
    3/ Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) - +2'26"
    4/ Fränk Schleck (Team Leopard-Trek) - +2'29"
    5/ Andy Schleck (Team Leopard-Trek) - +2'37"

    The classification by points

    Philippe GilbertThe green jersey's still on the shoulders of Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) even though José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar Team) is now coming dangerously close.

    1/ Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) - 226 points
    2/ José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar Team) - 209 points
    3/ Mark Cavendish (Team HTC-Highroad) - 197 points
    4/ Thor Hushovd (Team Garmin-Cervélo) - 163 points
    5/ Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) - 135 points

    King of the Mountains classification

    Johnny HoogerlandIn the classification for the polka dot jersey, the brave Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) is still leading. Despite his pain he finished today's stage and thus for now remains the leader of the King of the Mountains classification. His team mate Marco Marcato took away all the points in today's stage to prevent Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) from getting equal to him!

    1/ Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) - 22 points
    2/ Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) - 17 points
    3/ Tejay van Garderen (Team HTC-Highroad) - 5 points
    4/ Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) - 5 points
    5/ Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Movistar Team) - 5 points
    6/ Sandy Casar (FDJ) - 5 points

    Best young rider

    Robert GesinkThis stage didn't bring any changes in the best young rider's classification and Robert Gesink (Rabobank) thus stays in white with a pretty large gap on Rein Taaramae (Cofidis, le crédit en ligne).

    1/ Robert Gesink (Rabobank)
    2/ Rein Taaramae (Cofidis, le crédit en ligne)
    3/ Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ)
    4/ Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
    5/ Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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Currently 6 comments!
  1. merci pour les classements des maillots, aujourd'hui?????? ou demain les maillot vont changer de partenaire et je verrais bien le plus jeune des shleck en jaune a Paris.

    | laurent | wednesday 13 July 2011 at 10:35:09

  2. VAMOS ALBERTO

    A cause d'un point de réglement, tu dois attaquer alors que tu as passer moins de temps sur le vélo qu'Andy qui est lui même tomber vers le Mont des Alouettes.

    Comme l'a dit Madiot, "c'est écart sur la ligne" qu'il aurait dû prendre.

    Et t'inquiètes pas, les Cancellara et les Voigt vont vites disparaître dès le pied de La Hourquette.

    | david | thursday 14 July 2011 at 9:57:29

  3. Bravo les Leopard, on durcit la course et on se retrouve à deux au pied de Luz Ardiden.

    Bon, encore un jour en jaune pour Thomas Voeckler qui le garde demain et qui au rythme on cela va peut bien le garder demain.

    | david | thursday 14 July 2011 at 18:46:39

  4. Toujours en jaune Thomas !!!!

    | liserois | friday 15 July 2011 at 7:11:19

  5. Attention au final très tortueux dans Lourdes !!! Danger !!!

    | Sanglier | friday 15 July 2011 at 17:06:47

  6. A quoi cela sert de faire des parcours difficiles si les "ténors" attaquent à 2 km de l'arrivée.

    | david | saturday 16 July 2011 at 17:50:58

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