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Stage 10

Tour de FranceChambéry – Gap

Distance: 179 kilometers.

Jérôme Pineau regained the Polka Dot Jersey while the peloton kept their enthusiasm in check after getting mugged by the mountains yesterday. Sergio Paulinho won the stage by centimeters over Vasil Kiryienka. They were part of a six-rider break-away that the peloton didn’t even pretend to pursue. The “leaders” showed up 15 minutes after the stage winner.

The stage starts with a sprint then a category 1 climb to the highlands, followed by a category 3, then a 2, and finally the sprint to the finish.

Yellow Jersey Andy Schleck ( Lux – SAX – 011 ) [Yellow] 49h 00′ 56″
Green Jersey Thor Hushovd ( Nor – CTT – 095 ) [Green] 138 points
Polka Dot Jersey Jérôme Pineau ( Fra – QST – 135 ) [Polka Dot] 91 points
White Jersey Robert Gesink ( Ned – RAB – 195 ) 7 [White]
Team: Caisse d’Epargne GCE ( 161-169 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Sergio Paulinho ( Por – RSH – 027 )
Combative: Mario Aerts ( Bel – OLO – 102 ) [Red numbers]

They’ve gone 1,952.9 kilometers [1,213.5 miles] at an average speed of 39.8 kph [24.8 mph].

OVERALL STANDINGS:

Yellow Jersey Andy Schleck ( Lux – SAX – 011 ) [Yellow]
2 Alberto Contador ( Esp – AST – 001 )
3 Samuel Sanchez ( Esp – EUS – 181 )
4 Denis Menchov ( Rus – RAB – 191 )
5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck ( Bel – OLO – 101 )
6 Levi Leipheimer ( USA – RSH – 025 )
White Jersey 7 Robert Gesink ( Ned – RAB – 195 ) [White]
8 Luis-Leon Sanchez ( Esp – GCE – 161 )
9 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver ( Esp – KAT – 077 )
10 Ivan Basso ( Ita – LIQ – 041 )
11 Roman Kreuziger ( Cze – LIQ – 044 )
12 Ryder Hesjedal ( Can – GRM – 054 )
13 Nicolas Roche ( Irl – ALM – 081 )
14 Alexandre Vinokourov ( Kaz – AST – 009 )
15 Michael Rogers ( Aus – THR – 118 )
16 Carlos Sastre ( Esp – CTT – 091 )
17 Bradley Wiggins ( GBr – SKY – 031 )
18 Cadel Evans ( Aus – BMC – 121 )
19 Thomas Lövkvist ( Swe – SKY – 037 )
20 Andréas Klöden ( Ger – RSH – 024 )

31 Lance Armstrong ( USA – RSH – 021 )
33 Mario Aerts ( Bel – OLO – 102 ) [Red numbers]
43 Anthony Charteau ( Fra – BBO – 153 )
54 Sergio Paulinho ( Por – RSH – 027 ) [Stage winner]
Polka Dot Jersey 56 Jérôme Pineau ( Fra – QST – 135 ) [Polka Dot]
Green Jersey 137 Thor Hushovd ( Nor – CTT – 095 ) [Green]
139 Robbie McEwen ( Aus – KAT – 075 )
149 David Millar ( GBr – GRM – 057 )
151 Mark Cavendish ( GBr – THR – 111 )
152 Alessandro Petacchi ( Ita – LAM – 208 )