- Richard L. Duquette
Tour de France Stage 17: Pau to Col du Tourmalet
While Contador retained the yellow jersey, many say the fight is not yet won–Schleck is only 8 seconds behind and is still very much interested in winning the tour.
In what some will consider a nice change of pace, Contador apologized to Schleck for his previous conduct, and acted in a much more traditional way during this stage’s ride.
Keep your eyes peeled for the next stage’s results–they’re bound to be exciting!
Stage 17 Results
1. Andy Schleck (SAX) – 05:03:29 2. Alberto Contador (AST) +00:00 3. Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (KAT) +01:18 4. Ryder Hesjedal (GRM) +01:27 5. Samuel Sanchez (EUS) +01:32
6. Denis Menchov (RAB) +01:40
Overall Classification 1. Alberto Contador (AST) 83:32:39 2. Andy Schleck (SAX) +00:08 3. Samuel Sanchez (EUS) +03:23
4. Denis Menchov (RAB) +03:53 5. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (OLO) +05:27 6. Robert Gesink (RAB) +06:41 23. Lance Armstrong (RSH) +37:58