Andy Schleck Climbs to Stage 8 Win in 2010 Tour de France and Cadel Evans Takes Overall Tour Lead
World champion Cadel Evans (Team BMC Racing) took the yellow jersey at the end of the stage, with overnight leader Sylvain Chavanel - like Armstrong - falling behind the top contenders on the tough La Ramaz climb.
left arm, which is pretty sore. Fortunately, I made it to the finish," Evans told Roadcycling.com.
2008 Tour de France winner Carlos Sastre finished 11th, 10 seconds behind Andy Schleck and is now in 12th overall at 02:40. Outside the Cervelo TestTeam bus Sastre told RoadCycling.com "I am satisfied with today's stage. I was with the leaders of the race and I didn't lose time to any important riders in this Tour de France. It was a very hard stage today."
Sastre added "The first nine days of the Tour were not easy for anyone. I am happy that all the problems we had at the beginning of the race are behind us. Now everything is good. I am feeling better every day and can be optimistic for the coming days. I am very satisfied. The last two kilometers were hard, but the last 15 kilometers were very hard. We were there and I had the support from my teammates that I needed."
Monday is the first rest day of the Tour de France 2010, which finishes on July 25 in Paris.
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