Thor Hushovd Blazes to Stage 3 Win in 2010 Tour de France
Fabian Cancellara reclaims overall Tour lead. World Champion Cadel Evans (Team BMC Racing) finishes 3rd, Andy Schleck 5th.
time on Armstrong.
Andy Schleck was fifth, in the same time as Hushovd: 4 hours, 49 minutes, 38 seconds. Spain's Contador came in 13th, 1 minute, 13 seconds back. Armstrong was 32nd, 2:08 back.
In the overall standings, Cancellara leads second-place Thomas by 23 seconds and two-time Tour runner-up Evans by 39.
Contador is ninth, 1:40 back, and Armstrong tumbled to 18th, 2:30 back.
The cobblestones stage, which tests bikes and bodies alike, had been billed as the biggest trouble spot of the first week, even after two straight days of crashes on slick roads. It was the first time the biggest race in cycling had covered cobbles since 2004.
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