Tour de France

TDF shapes up as 3-way race

2010-07-12 14:33
Cadel Evans (AP)
France - The Tour de France is shaping up as a three-way scrap between race leader Cadel Evans of Australia, defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain and Andy Schleck of Luxembourg.

Evans leads Schleck by just 20 seconds after Schleck won the hardest stage so far on Sunday - a grueling Alpine trek where Lance Armstrong cracked.

Speaking on Monday's rest day, Evans says "getting the yellow jersey at the Tour is always something special" and, with two-time Tour winner Contador short of his best form, Evans may never have a better chance.

Contador trails by 61 seconds ahead of Tuesday's ninth stage: A punishing Alpine route featuring two category 1 climbs, and a tougher one that is beyond classification.

Read more on:    tdf  |  cadel evans  |  frank schleck  |  alberto contador


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