By road: the yellow Jersey is back on Sylvain Chavanels (Quick Step) shoulders after an amazing run on the tour’s first mountain stage. The Frenchman came solo to the finish in Station des Rousses and secured his second stage victory at this year’s Edition of the Tour de France.
The yellow Jersey is back on Sylvain Chavanels (Quick Step) shoulders after an amazing run on the tour’s first mountain stage. The Frenchman came solo to the finish in Station des Rousses and secured his second stage victory at this year’s Edition of the Tour de France.
“I do not regret that I was tearing at the beginning of the season. Now I’m one hundred percent and has a good team around me who did a fantastic job. In the end I thought, come on, now I drive. I have really been enjoying today, “says Sylvain Chavanel during the victory interview.
It was a really hot day in France who toiled hard on many of the cyclists when Astana put Jay on their competitors with high speed in the mountains. The result was that many cyclists got to drop the connector with the main peloton, including leader Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank).
Thomas Löfkvist (Sky Professional Cycling Team), however, showed no signs of suffering from the heat. He was good in the peloton throughout the phase time and rolled into the goal along with the other favorites to be at the top of the podium in Paris, Alberto Contador (Astana), Lance Armstrong (Team Radioshack), Carlos Sastre (Cervélo Test Team), Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) and Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) and others.
Tour de France-stage 7:
1 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 4:22:52
2 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:57
3 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 1:27
4 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1:40
5 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d’Epargne
6 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto
7, Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1:47
8 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions
9. Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne
10 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto
31 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team
A total of:
1 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 33:01:23
2. Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 1:25
3 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions 1:32
4 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 1:55
5 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 2:17
6 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 2:26
7 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto, 2:28 pm
8 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale
9. Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin-Transitions 2:33
10, Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 2:35
15 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team 3:20