Results & standings for Tour de France 2010 Stage 8 – Armstrong down & out
The Tour de France 2010 continued apace today with Stage 8 stretching from Station des Rousses to Morzine-Avoriaz a distance of 189 km. Yesterday’s Stage 7 had seen Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) win the mountainous stage and go back into the lead in the overall standings to regain the yellow jersey.
It was Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) who won the 8th stage today in 4h, 54m and 11s, with Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) in second, given the same time. Meanwhile it was a sad and poignant day for cycling legend Lance Armstrong (RadioShack). The 7 times winner of Le Tour de France competing in his last ever Tour, crashed three times, effectively ending his chances of winning this year, according to Jamey Keaten on The Associated Press.
However Armstrong said graciously, “My tour is finished”, adding, “”No tears from me. I’ve had a lot of years here where it’s been very different, so I’m not going to dwell on today.” The top 5 results for Stage 8 are, in this order, Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank), Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel), Robert Gesink (Rabobank), Roman Kreiziger (Liquigas) and Alberto Contador (Astana).
The top 5 in the overall standings are now, Cadel Evans (BMC Racing), Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank), Alberto Contador (Astana), Jurgen van den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and Denis Menchov (Rabobank). If you want to take a look at the complete list of results & standings go to letour.fr here.
For more on today’s stage go to The Associated Press. Tomorrow there is no cycling but it resumes again on Tuesday with Stage 9 running from Morzine-Avoriaz to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. What do you feel about Lance Armstrong at the Tour this year? Why not let us know your thoughts.
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