Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Stage 10 - Wednesday, July 18: Tallard - Marseille, 229.5km

Frenchman Cedric Vasseur takes one for the home crowd in Marseille
Fan and Peloton favorite Jens Voight leads the break.
Some nice scenery heading into Marseille.

A decade after his first Tour de France stage win, 36-year-old Frenchman Cedric Vasseur gave the host country something to cheer about on Wednesday, taking the 10th stage of the 2007 Tour, a 229.5km rolling run from Tallard to Marseille.

Vasseur (Quick Step-Innergetic) shot out the right side of a five-man breakaway 200 meters from the finish, narrowly holding off countryman Sandy Casar (Française des Jeux); the difference at the line barely more than a tire width. It was the first victory by a Frenchman at the Tour since Pierrick Fedrigo took stage 14 into Gap a year ago.

Stage 10
1. Cedric Vasseur (F) Quick Step-Innergetic, 5:20:24
2. Sandy Casar (F), Française des Jeux
3. Michal Albasini (I), Liquigas
4. Patrice Halgand (F), Crédit Agricole
5. Jens Voigt (G), CSC, all s.t.
6. Staf Scheirlinx (B), Cofidis, at 0:36
7. Paolo Bossini (I), Lampre, s.t.
8. Marcus Burghardt (G), T-Mobile, at 1:01
9. Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr), Liquigas, 2:34
10. Antonio Juan Antonio Flecha(Sp), Rabobank, 2:34

Overall, after Stage 10
1. Michael Rasmussen (Dk), Rabobank, 49:23:48
2. Alejandro Valverde (Sp), Caisse D'Epargne, 2:35
3. Iban Mayo (Sp), Saunier Duval-Prodir, 2:39
4. Cadel Evans (Aus), Predictor-Lotto, 2:41
5. Alberto Contador (Sp), Discovery Channel, 3:08
6. Christophe Moreau (F), Ag2r Prevoyance, 3:18
7. Carlos Sastre (Sp), Team CSC, 3:39
8. Andréas Klöden (G), Astana, 3:50
9. Levi Leipheimer (Usa), Discovery Channel, 3:53
10. Kim Kirchen (Lux), T-Mobile, 5:06

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