Tour de France: Cédric Vasseur wins stage 10
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
"This morning I was on the phone to a friend and he told me, ‘Today is your day!’ And in all honesty I had the same confidence about this long stage. The victory had to be mine," said Vasseur after his victory.
Michael Rasmussen of Denmark retains the overall lead, finishing the stage some 10 minutes later with the peleton. In fact, all of the top ten in the overall, finished with the same time, leaving the standings unchanged from yesterday.
"It was a long, hard day and all the guys are suffering in the heat, that’s quite obvious and 230 kilometers into a headwind takes its toll on everybody. My Rabobank team defended well today and we’ll have to wait and see how we go. There is another two days before we have the big test in the time trial on Saturday and then I’ll start thinking about the Pyrenees," said Michael Rasmussen.
He went on to say that he is now the leader of the Rabobank team: "There’s been a lot said about the situation regarding leadership between myself and Denis Menchov and I think it’s quite clear now that I’m the leader in the team now and I’m here to defend the yellow jersey for as long as possible."
Stage 10 results
|1||Cedric Vasseur||Quick Step-Innergetic||5h 20'24"|
|2||Sandy Casar||Française des Jeux||s.t."|
|4||Patrice Halgand||Crédit Agricole||s.t."|
|5||Jens Voigt||Team CSC||s.t."|
|8||Marcus Burghardt||T-Mobile Team||1'01"|
|10||Juan Antonio Flecha||Rabobank||s.t."|
General classification after stage 10
|1||Michael Rasmussen||Rabobank||49h 23' 48"|
|2||Alejandro Valverde||Caisse d'Epargne||+2' 35"|
|3||Iban Mayo||Saunier Duval-Prodir||+2' 39"|
|4||Cadel Evans||Predictor-Lotto||+2' 41"|
|5||Alberto Contador||Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team||+3' 08"|
|6||Christophe Moreau||AG2R Prévoyance||+3' 18"|
|7||Carlos Sastre||Team CSC||+3' 39"|
|8||Andreas Klöden||Astana Team||+3' 50"|
|9||Levi Leipheimer||Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team||+3' 53"|
|10||Kim Kirchen||T-Mobile Team||+5' 06"|
- "Wily Vasseur sprints to stage win" — , July 18, 2007
- Alex Trickett. "Stage ten - as it happened" — , July 18, 2007
- "Yes Sir, It’s A French Win For Cedric Vasseur...!" — , July 18, 2007
- AP. Sinkewitz tests positive for testosterone before Tour <broken link> — , July 18, 2007