Tour de France

Vinokourov wins 13th stage

2010-07-17 17:29
Alexandre Vinokourov (AP)

France - Alexandre Vinokourov made up for sacrificing his own ambitions on the Tour de France when he capped a superb late attack on the 13th stage of the race victory here on Saturday.

Luxembourg's Andy Schleck, of Saxo Bank, retained the race leader's yellow jersey with his 31sec lead on main rival and reigning champion Alberto Contador intact ahead of Sunday's first stage in the Pyrenees.

Vinokourov meanwhile grabbed the stage win he almost claimed on Friday in Mende, when Astana teammate Contador countered a late attack by Spaniard Joaquin Rodriguez to overtake the Kazakh rider.

This time, Vinokourov made no mistake with a perfectly-timed counter attack after Italian Alessandro Ballan had jumped out of the peloton with 8.7km remaining of the 196km stage from Rodez.

Vinokourov caught Ballan with ease then employed impressive bike handling skills on the rest of the downhill section to keep the peloton at bay on the downhill leading towards the finish.

Britain's Mark Cavendish won the sprint for second place, the HTC-Columbia rider thus adding precious points to his tally for the green jersey.

Read more on:    tdf  |  alexandre vinokourov
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Livestrong CEO quits

2014-09-23 10:46

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Standings

Vote

What do you enjoy most about the Tour de France?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.