Results & standings for Tour de France 2010 Stage 8 – Armstrong down & out

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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  • Susan Rohden

    Lance is still the greatest cyclist and humanitarian EVER no matter who wins the tour de france. He brought the tour to the status it is today and there will never be another as great as he is. He is the real deal and as great on the inside as the outside.

  • JOJO

    I agree, but right now I'm concern the last crash is a setup to take Lance OUT……..

  • Dan

    I would love to see Lance stick it out. I think his experience and leadership will really have an impact on his team.

  • be south

    Lance crashed in Bakersfield, now 3 times in stage 8?
    Is his health in order or just occupied with other toughts?

  • feromo

    Susan, saying that Lance is the greatest cyclist is pretty far from reality. Armstrong has seven straight Tour de France victories, but his record doesn't have the victories that others had accomplished during their careers. But Armstrong had a great team during his reign in the Tour de France, which mad him a great Tour de France Champion. But to be one of the greats you must have dominated other grand tours like these great racers of the past.
    Merckx, Coppi, Anquetil,Hinault, Indurain, and now this young champion that is following the greats by winning four grand tours in 16 months is pretty incredible. Contador, is one gifted cyclist that is going to be the next great because of his accomplishments in the sport of cycling.
    Not so sure if I'd call him the real deal either….He's a weeny and can be a soar looser.

    f.

  • http://twitter.com/rhodie1936 @rhodie1936

    JOJO, we have asked the same question. There are those who would prefer Lance out of the race. There are many survivors who took strength from his examples. He is the greatest cyclist not just because he won races but because he won in the face of adversity.
    He has fortitude and discipline and his detractors do not. He gave me courage and I am sad that this has not been a happy final experience for him. I wish him luck in the next stage for he will need it and it is time he had some good luck..

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