Cancellara Wins Stage 19 Tour de France 2010, Contador Still Wears Yellow Jersey
Stage 19 of the 2010 Tour de France was one to remember. At the start of Stage 19, Alberto Contador had a 8 second lead on Andy Schleck, but Schleck had promised to give his all in the time trial, and going after the yellow jersey.
Other then climbs, Contador is known for his time trial ability, and was favored to win the stage. With winds picking up which affected Schleck, Contador kept riding.
Winning stage 19 was Fabian Cancellara. Contador came in 45th place, finishing 4 minutes, 52 seconds behind, and Schleck finished in 41st, 5 minutes 9 seconds behind Cancellara. Dennis Menchov of Rabobank pushed Samuel Sanchez out of third place.
From the start of the time trial, a rumored spread that he had a 4 second lead over Schleck. Throughout the stage, Contador continued to extended that lead, and now is 39 seconds ahead of Schleck. Contador continues to wear the yellow jersey, and it is highly unlikely Schleck will come back.
Fabian Cancellara of Italy wore the yellow jersey at the beginning of the stages of this years Tour de France. Cancellara is a teammate of Andy Schleck on Team Saxo Bank. He also took Stage 19 of the Tour de France.
David Zabriskie took 5th place, and Ryder Hesjedal came in 49th place. Both ride for Garmin Transitions, while the team is in 16th place.
Levi Leipheimer came in 40th place, 5 minutes 7 seconds behind Cancellara. Lance Armstrong finished in 56th place, at 5 minutes 46 seconds. Dmitriy Muravyev finished in 20th place, and Yaroslav Popovych took 31st.
Stage 20 of the 2010 Tour de France will start at Longjumeau and ends at Champs-Élysées in Paris. The final stage is a flat one, so you can expect the finish ending in a group.