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Le Tour – Stage 10

Tour de FranceMâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine

Distance: 194.5 kilometers.

A triple for Thomas Voeckler: Polka Dot Jersey, stage win, and most combative. This was a mountain stage [Category 2 – Côte de Corlier, intermediate sprint, Hors Catégorie – Col du Grand Colombie, and Category 3 – Col de Richemond] and he gave it his all – moving up 21 places from 52 to 31 in the General Classification.

Yellow Jersey Bradley Wiggins ( GB – SKY – 101 ) [Yellow]
Green Jersey Peter Sagan (Svk-LIQ-057) [Green] 232 points
Polka Dot Jersey Thomas Voeckler ( Fra – EUC – 021 ) [Polka Dot] 28 points
White Jersey Tejay Van Garderen ( USA – BMC – 009 ) 10 [White]

Team: RadioShack-Nissan ( 011-019 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Thomas Voeckler ( Fra – EUC – 021 )
Combative: Thomas Voeckler ( Fra – EUC – 021 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Bradley Wiggins ( G B – SKY – 101 )
2 Cadel Evans ( Aus – BMC – 001 ) + 01′ 53”
3 Christopher Froome ( G B – SKY – 105 ) + 02′ 07”
4 Vincenzo Nibali ( Ita – LIQ – 051 ) + 02′ 23”
5 Denis Menchov ( Rus – KAT – 131 ) + 03′ 02”
6 Haimar Zubeldia ( Esp – RNT – 019 ) + 03′ 19”
7 Maxime Monfort ( Bel – RNT – 016 ) + 04′ 23”
8 Jurgen Van Den Broeck ( Bel – LTB – 111 ) + 04′ 48”
9 Nicolas Roche ( Irl – ALM – 079 ) + 05′ 29”
10 Tejay Van Garderen ( USA – BMC – 009 ) + 05′ 31”

The Rest of the Top 50:

11 Rui Alberto Costa ( Por – MOV – 163 ) + 05′ 46”
12 Rein Taaramae ( Est – COF – 081 ) + 05′ 56”
13 Janez Brajkovic ( Slo – AST – 181 ) + 06′ 29”
14 Andréas Klöden ( Ger – RNT – 015 ) + 06′ 33”
15 Michele Scarponi ( Ita – LAM – 041 ) + 07′ 14”
16 Frank Schleck ( Lux – RNT – 011 ) + 08′ 19”
17 Jérôme Coppel ( Fra – SAU – 091 ) + 08′ 31”
18 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – FDJ – 146 ) + 08′ 53”
19 Levi Leipheimer ( USA – OPQ – 191 ) + 08′ 58”
20 Pierre Rolland ( Fra – EUC – 029 ) + 09′ 28”
21 Ivan Basso ( Ita – LIQ – 052 ) + 09′ 30”
22 Christopher Horner ( USA – RNT – 014 ) + 09′ 45”
23 Alejandro Valverde ( Esp – MOV – 161 ) + 10′ 46”
24 Egoi Martinez ( Esp – EUS – 035 ) + 14′ 46”
25 Michael Rogers ( Aus – SKY – 108 ) + 15′ 23”
26 Jelle Vanendert ( Bel – LTB – 119 ) + 17′ 23”
27 Sandy Casar ( Fra – FDJ – 141 ) + 18′ 37”
28 Chris Anker Sorensen ( Den – STB – 178 ) + 20′ 01”
29 Peter Velits ( Svk – OPQ – 199 ) + 20′ 32”
30 Eduard Vorganov ( Rus – KAT – 139 ) + 20′ 41”
31 Thomas Voeckler ( Fra – EUC – 021 ) + 22′ 51”
32 Sylvain Chavanel ( Fra – OPQ – 192 ) + 24′ 07”
33 Rafael Valls Ferri ( Esp – VCD – 128 ) + 24′ 32”
34 Laurens Ten Dam ( Ned – RAB – 157 ) + 24′ 48”
35 Robert Kiserlovski ( Cro – AST – 188 ) + 25′ 47”
36 Jean-Christophe Peraud ( Fra – ALM – 071 ) + 27′ 49”
37 Jens Voigt ( Ger – RNT – 018 ) + 29′ 53”
38 Marco Marcato ( Ita – VCD – 125 ) + 32′ 14”
39 Richie Porte ( Aus – SKY – 107 ) + 32′ 24”
40 Alexandre Vinokourov ( Kaz – AST – 189 ) + 32′ 25”
41 Peter Sagan ( Svk – LIQ – 057 ) + 32′ 38”
42 Andriy Grivko ( Ukr – AST – 184 ) + 33′ 00”
43 George Hincapie ( USA – BMC – 005 ) + 33′ 50”
44 Steven Kruijswijk ( Ned – RAB – 152 ) + 34′ 13”
45 Tony Gallopin ( Fra – RNT – 013 ) + 34′ 38”
46 Davide Malacarne ( Ita – EUC – 028 ) + 34′ 58”
47 Marcus Burghardt ( Ger – BMC – 002 ) + 35′ 36”
48 Dmitriy Fofonov ( Kaz – AST – 183 ) + 35′ 41”
49 Sylvester Szmyd ( Pol – LIQ – 058 ) + 36′ 31”
50 Dries Devenyns ( Bel – OPQ – 194 ) + 36′ 46”

Out of the race:

Matthew Lloyd ( Aus – LAM – 045 )
Rémy Di Gregorio ( Fra – COF – 082 )
Tony Martin ( Ger – OPQ – 196 )

Note: Wikipedia has a simple article on the Mountain classification used on the Tour. The basic fact is that climbs fall into five types, with the four numbered types decreasing in difficulty as the numbers get larger, and then there is the Hors Catégorie, literally “without category”, which generally makes you look for an elevator or Sherpas.

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