Contador Powers to 2010 Tour de France Lead after Schleck Experiences Chain Problems

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07/19/2010| 0 comments
by AP, with additional commentary by Roadcycling.com
Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Contador Powers to 2010 Tour de France Lead after Schleck Experiences Chain Problems

Former yellow jersey holder Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) lost time when chain blocked and fell off.

Contador. "I'm a bit tired and sore today. I don't know what's going on," Evans said. "My tape (on a fractured elbow) and stuff fell off. I'm getting skin problems from having so much treatment and having tape holding things together. It's one ailment or the other. I'm still hanging in there. Tomorrow's another day."

Tuesday's 16th stage, the third in the Pyrenees, is one of the toughest of all, taking the riders 199.5 kilometers (124 miles) from Bagneres-de-Luchon to Pau. The course goes over the major climbs of the Col de Peyresourde, Col d'Aspin and Col d'Aubisque, but the highlight will be the first of two crossings of the legendary Col du Tourmalet.

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