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Cancellara Wins Stage 19 Tour de France 2010, Contador Still Wears Yellow Jersey

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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…

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Schleck wins Stage 17, Contador keeps Yellow Jersey

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Despite the hazy dump weather conditions, the two titans were seen clashing their way down on one of the Tour’s notorious mountains. Schleck and Contador were just 8 seconds apart in the general classification and to the delight of the excited crowd, the Luxemborg rider challenged Contador who followed him throughout the race. The defending champion Astana rider denied Schleck a glorious win by crossing the line tailing him at half a bike length to keep the yellow jersey.

Schleck did what he could to get Contador off his back to no avail. Both riders staged an attack against each other resulting to an exchange of riding expertise and maneuvers. The Luxembourg…

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Alberto Contador & Andy Schleck In It To Win It Specialized Contest Commercial

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Andy Schleck of Saxo Bank and Alberto Contador are two opposites, but they have one thing in common. Both ride the Specialized Tarmac SL3. As of late, Contador and Schleck have been going at each other, and the tension seems to build with each stage.

Specialized issued a commercial for their contest which started at the beginning of the Tour de France called “In It To Win It”. With the 21 stages of the tour, you have a chance to win 1 of 21 Tarmac SL3 Astana edition or Saxo Bank. All you have to do is pick up a promo code at your local Specialized dealership, and sign up on the website. For the commercial, it is pretty funny, the two are trying to “outdo” each other, and then argue like they are children.

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Andy Schleck Chain Pops Off Video

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During Stage 15 of the Tour de France, Andy Schleck’s chain popped off, which has been the talk of the Tour as of late. As you can see in the video, Alberto Contador passes right by Schleck, with minimal hesitation. After the Stage, Contador is wearing the yellow jersey, and Schleck is knocked to second place. What many are debating, should Contador have waited for Schleck? Leave a comment on your opinion.

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Voeckler wins Stage 15, Contador wears yellow

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voeckler wins stage 15 contador wears yellow 300x293   Voeckler wins Stage 15, Contador wears yellowIn Bagneres du Luchon this afternoon, stage 15 of the Tour de France was solely won by Bbox Bouygues Telecom rider, Thomas Voeckler. The relentless drama between Alberto Contador (Astana) and Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) on its boiling point never bothered the Frenchman a bit as he cherished his stage 15 win of the Tour de France, his second year in a row.

Voeckler admitted that he nearly abandoned the Tour, “I worked hard for this stage win. It has been a really difficult race for me and, if there had been crosswinds on (the stage during) July 14 instead of a headwind, I would almost certainly have pulled out. In the past three days I’ve been feeling much better.”

Voeckler, nicknamed, “le chouchou” or “France’s darling” was in no doubt to be the strongest among the breakaway group of 10 riders halfway through the 187 km…

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Schleck’s First Stage Win Stage 8 of Tour de France 2010

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schlecks first stage win stage 8 of tour de france 2010 300x194   Schlecks First Stage Win Stage 8 of Tour de France 2010Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) wins Stage 8 of the Tour de France, neck to neck with Sammy Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) on the final kilometer. Alberto Contador (Astana) was at Schleck’s heels but he was still not fast enough to catch up with him.

The break in the peloton gave way to a strong group up in front. Contador tried several times to fight off attacks with the help of his team. However, when it was most needed, Contador was left unprotected from Schleck’s attack.

Olympic champ Sanchez definitely had a chance to beat Schleck when Schleck slacked on his back wheel but he missed this tiny window of opportunity. Schleck finished 10 seconds ahead Sanchez.

As the stage progressed, Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) was on track to get the yellow jersey from Sylvain Chavanel (Lampre). He succeeded and became the first World Champion to wear…

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Contador sees Schleck as Threat at Tour de France

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Alberto Contador feels that for this year’s Tour de France, the man to watch out for is Andy Schleck. Although Schleck suffered some knee problems, Contador thinks that with Schleck’s experience, it will not be easy to beat him. “Andy Schleck tested me a lot in the mountains last year,” said Contador.

Contador noted that the absence of Lance Armstrong and Johan Bruyneel from the Astana team makes a huge difference. “Last year there were several strengths and we would see who was better positioned in general ,” he said.

Contador emerged to be the strongest contender on the team and this led to Armstrong and Bruyneel’s exit. After the Tour, they formed the RadioShack outfit.

Contador is currently Astana’s sole leader and started his season in high spirits by winning the Paris-Nice and Volta ao Algarve.

Contador was not present in the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco due to the Tour preparation….

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