Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Tour de France - Day 11

Armstrong blows away rivals on Tour de France's first Alpine stage
(AP)Lance Armstrong took a decisive step toward a seventh consecutive Tour de France victory, recapturing the overall leader's yellow jersey by blowing away his main rivals Tuesday on this year's first Alpine stage.
Armstrong did the damage on the punishing 13.8-mile climb to the ski station of Courchevel, eating up the ascent with ease while Jan Ullrich and other challengers grimaced in pain behind.
Spain's Alejandro Valverde won the 10th stage, just beating Armstrong to the finish line, but is not considered one of Armstrong's main rivals in this year's race. Valverde and Armstrong finished the 110.9-mile stage in 4 hours, 50 minutes, 35 seconds...

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