- Richard L. Duquette
Tour de France Stage 12: Bourg-de-Peage to Mende
The most striking thing about this stage is the psychological battle that Contador has started waging on his opponents. Contador may not have won the stage, but he tried everything he could, including a sprint that some say goes against the traditions of the Tour. Contador is fast becoming known for his ruthless strategy and cunning on the course–stay tuned to see what he’ll do next in this crazy 2010 Tour.
Stage 12 Results
1. Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (KAT) – 04:58:26
2. Alberto Contador (AST) +00:00 3. Alexandre Vinokourov (AST) +00:04 4. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (OLO) +00:10 5. Andy Schleck (SAX) +00:10 6. Samuel Sanchez (EUS) +00:10
1. Andy Schleck (SAX) 58:42:01 2. Alberto Contador (AST) +00:31 3. Samuel Sanchez (EUS) +02:45 4. Denis Menchov (RAB) +02:58
5. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (OLO) +03:31 6. Levi Leipheimer (RSH) +04:06 32. Lance Armstrong (RSH) +21:16