Saturday, July 21, 2007

Sat, Jul 21: TdF Stage 13

Michael Rasmussen (Rabobank) rode the TT of this life and retained the yellow jersey with a 1:00 minute lead after today's 54 km Stage 13 in Albi. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) won the race with a lead of 1:14 on Cadel Evans (Predictor-Lotto), who is now second in the GC. Vinokourov made it back into the top 10 GC riders. Alberto Contador (Discovery) gained 31 seconds for the day, and he is now 3rd in the GC with just 2:31 behind Rasmussen. Team mate Levi Leipheimer moved from 8th to 5th place in the GC, but only gained 16 seconds on the yellow jersey, with now 3:37 behind.

Provisional standings:

1 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 1.06.35 (48.661 km/h)
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Predictor - Lotto 1.14
3 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 1.39
4 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana 1.44
5 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone 2.13
6 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 2.15
7 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 2.18
8 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone 2.37
9 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 2.38
10 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2.41

General classification:

1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Predictor-Lotto 1.00
3 Alberto Contador (Spa) Discovery Channel 2.31
4 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 2.34
5 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel 3.37
6 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana 4.23
7 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC 4.45
8 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 5.02
9 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 5.10
10 Kim Kirchen (Lux) T-Mobile 5.29

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