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Stage 14 – The Race Is On — Why Now?
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Stage 14 – The Race Is On

Tour de FranceSergei Ivanov of Russia took the stage, with Martijn Maaskant of the Netherlands grabbing the red numbers, but two new names entered the top ten: George Hincapie at 2 and Christophe Le Mevel at 5. A break-away couldn’t be reeled in. The leaders are tired and the loss of Levi is really being felt.

The jerseys were static, but AG2R regained the yellow numbers of the leading team.

1. Rinaldo Nocentini (I/AG2R) 58:13:52 [yellow jersey]
2. George Hincapie(US/Team Columbia) +:05
3. Alberto Contador (E/Astana) +:06
4. Lance Armstrong (US/Astana) +:08
5. Christophe Le Mevel (F/Francaise) +:43
6. Bradley Wiggins (GB/Garmin) +:46
7. Andréas Klöden (D/Astana) +:54
8. Tony Martin (D/Team Columbia) +01:00 [white jersey]
9. Christian Vande Velde (US/Garmin) +01:24
10. Andy Schleck (LUX/Saxo Bank) +01:24

More below the fold.

19. Cadel Evans (AUS/Silence) +03:07
38. Egoi Martinez (E/Euskatel) +11:09
39. Nicolas Roche (IRE/AG2R) +11:25
42. Franco Pellizotti (I/Liquigas) +12:21 [polka dot jersey] 98 points
56. Sergei Ivanov (RUS/Катюша) +27:47 stage 14 win
58. David Millar (GB/Garmin) +28:29
101. Martijn Maaskant (NED/Garmin) +1:00:51 [red numbers]
107. Thor Hushovd (NOR/Cervelo) +1:04:32 [green jersey] 218 points
135. Mark Cavendish (GB/Team Columbia) +1:30:55
164. Kenny Robert Van Hummel (NED/Skil) +2:16:33 [red lantern]

From the BBC Cycling results and the official results sites.


1 jams O'Donnell { 07.18.09 at 3:52 pm }

It’s amazing that the race is still so tight. It should be an exciting finish
.-= ´s last blog ..Henry Allingham RIP =-.

2 Bryan { 07.18.09 at 4:28 pm }

Nicolas Roche was second on the stage and is responsible for the team win, and well as keeping Nocentini in yellow.

Astana is really paying for the loss of Levi, and had better get it in gear if they want someone on the podium.