Joaquin Rodriguez Edges Alberto Contador in Stage 12 of 2010 Tour de France
Joaquin Rodriguez wins stage 12 ahead of Alberto Contador; Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) now has an overall 2010 Tour de France lead of 00:31 over Alberto Contador (Team Astana).
today, the pain was just too much. I couldn't push through. I wanted to get to Paris more than anything. Instead, I'll be watching my teammates from home. That's not where I want to be. But I know they'll continue to make us proud, and I'll be cheering louder than anyone. I want to thank them again now for everything they've done for me."
Saturday's 13th stage of the 2010 Tour de France takes riders along 196 kilometers from Rodez to Revel, featuring five low-level climbs. Sunday marks the race entree into the Pyrenees - where riders will spend four punishing stages.
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