Tour de France: Stages 16 & 17

 
As we move into the final four days of this year’s Tour de France, here is the General Classification following Stage 17 (Wednesday 20th): 

Thomas Voeckler

1 VOECKLER Thomas 181 TEAM EUROPCAR   FRA  73h 23’49”
2 EVANS Cadel 141 BMC RACING TEAM   AUS  73h 25’07” + 01’18”
3 SCHLECK Frank 18 TEAM LEOPARD-TREK   LUX  73h 25’11” + 01’22”
4 SCHLECK Andy 11 TEAM LEOPARD-TREK   LUX  73h 26’25” + 02’36”
5 SANCHEZ Samuel 21 EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI   ESP  73h 26’48” + 02’59”
6 CONTADOR Alberto 1 SAXO BANK SUNGARD   ESP  73h 27’04” + 03’15”
7 CUNEGO Damiano 161 LAMPRE – ISD   ITA 73h 27’23” + 03’34”
8 BASSO Ivan 91 LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE   ITA  73h 27’38” + 03’49”
9 DANIELSON Tom 52 TEAM GARMIN – CERVELO   USA  73h29′ 53″ + 06’04”
10 URAN Rigoberto 118 SKY PROCYCLING   COL  73h 31’25” + 07’36”
Green Jersey:  CAVENDISH Mark 171 HTC – HIGHROAD   GBR  320 pts
Polka Dot Jersey: VANENDERT Jelle OMEGA PHARMA – LOTTO   BEL  74 pts
White Jersey:  URAN Rigoberto  COL  73h 31’25”
Team Competition: TEAM GARMIN – CERVELO   219h 41’46”

Stage 16

It was a one-two for Norway, as Thor Hushovd won his second stage win ahead of fellow Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen.
Hushovd formed part of a breakaway group of 16 riders which led the stage from about 87 kilometres right up to the finish line.
Further back, Cadel Evans and Alberto Contador bit deeply into Thomas Voeckler’s lead in the general classification at the expense of yellow jersey rivals Andy and Frank Schleck.  Thomas Voeckler held on to the yellow jersey, despite at one point in the stage losing control on a corner and ending up in someone’s back garden.

Stage 16 result:

1. Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo)  3h 31’38”
2. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) + 00’00”
3. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo)  + 00’02”
4. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad)  + 00’38”
5. Mikhail Ignatyev (Katusha)  + 00’52”
6. Alan Perez Lezaun (Euskaltel-Euskadi)   + 01’25”
7. Jeremy Roy (FDJ) + 01′ 25″
8. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil)   + 01’55”
9. Dries Devenyns (Quick Step)   + 01’55”
10. Andriy Grivko (Astana)  + 01’58”

Stage 17

Edvald Boasson Hagen won his second stage win in Italy  The talented Norwegian attacked on the final climb and navigated the difficult descent into Pinerolo

Stage 17 result:

1  Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) 4h 18min 00s
2. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) + 00’40”
3. Sandy Casar (FDJ) + 00’50”
4. Julien El Fares (Cofidis) + 00’50”
5. Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) + 00’50”
6. Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) + 01’10”
7. Maciej Paterski (Liquigas) + 01’10”
8. Dmitriy Muravyev (RadioShack) + 01’10”
9. Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun) + 01’15”
10. Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil) + 02’20”

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