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2012 Tour de France- Stage 10
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 7/11/2012
2012 Tour de France- Stage 10
 

Volta a Catalunya

Stage 10: Mâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, 194.5


Thomas Voeckler might have been denied the chance to recreate his splendid days in yellow of last year but he find other ways to shine. Today it was taking the first proper mountain stage as part of a break that battled it out to the end. For his efforts Voeckler found himself making not just one appearance on the podium but a greedy three - first for the stage win, second for the climbers jersey and third for the combativite award for an aggressive performance that left his rivals gasping.

Voeckler triumphed after being part of a 25-man break which went clear after a frantic opening to the day, getting the better of Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) and Jens Voigt (RadioShack-Nissan) as five of the original group fought out the finish.

Luis León Sánchez (Rabobank) was fourth and Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) fifth, with the peloton crossing the line three minutes and 16 seconds later.

The top of the general classification is unaltered; Wiggins is 1:53 ahead of reigning champion Cadel Evans (BMC Racing), with Chris Froome (Team Sky) a further 14 seconds back in third.

The 194.5 kilometres stage from Macon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine provided the latest test for Team Sky in defence of Wiggins' advantage - and they stood firm in the face of a big attack from fourth-placed Vincenzo Nibali.

Sean Yates, Sky Directeur Sportif, “It was a nice scenario compared to what it could have been. We wanted a relatively easy day ahead of tomorrow and we were happy to see a big group go clear with no one dangerous in it.

“When they hit the Colombier we were able to control it and maintain the gap. There was no need to close it down but the circumstances of the race made it go a lot faster.

“Nibali attacked on the downhill and we brought him back. After the Dauphine there had been a lot of talk about it. Mick (Rogers) had a puncture on the descent which was unfortunate but we had the bodies up there to handle the situation which was good.”


Stage result - top 30

1. VOECKLER Thomas TEAM EUROPCAR 04h 46' 26''  
2. SCARPONI Michele LAMPRE - ISD 04h 46' 29'' + 00' 03''
3. VOIGT Jens RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 04h 46' 33'' + 00' 07''
4. SANCHEZ Luis-Leon RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM 04h 46' 49'' + 00' 23''
5. DEVENYNS Dries OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 04h 46' 56'' + 00' 30''
6. CASAR Sandy FDJ-BIGMAT 04h 49' 10'' + 02' 44''
7. MARTINEZ Egoi EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI 04h 49' 10'' + 02' 44''
8. ROLLAND Pierre TEAM EUROPCAR 04h 49' 10'' + 02' 44''
9. VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM 04h 49' 10'' + 02' 44''
10. FOFONOV Dmitriy ASTANA PRO TEAM 04h 49' 18'' + 02' 52''
11. PINOT Thibaut FDJ-BIGMAT 04h 49' 42'' + 03' 16''
12. EVANS Cadel BMC RACING TEAM 04h 49' 42'' + 03' 16''
13. WIGGINS Bradley SKY PROCYCLING 04h 49' 42'' + 03' 16''
14. ROCHE Nicolas AG2R LA MONDIALE 04h 49' 42'' + 03' 16''
15. NIBALI Vincenzo LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 04h 49' 42'' + 03' 16''
16. MENCHOV Denis KATUSHA TEAM 04h 49' 42'' + 03' 16''
17. VALVERDE Alejandro MOVISTAR TEAM 04h 49' 42'' + 03' 16''
18. FROOME Christopher SKY PROCYCLING 04h 49' 42'' + 03' 16''
19. COSTA Rui Alberto MOVISTAR TEAM 04h 49' 42'' + 03' 16''
20. COPPEL Jérôme SAUR-SOJASUN 04h 49' 42'' + 03' 16''
21. MONFORT Maxime RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 04h 49' 42'' + 03' 16''
22. BRAJKOVIC Janez ASTANA PRO TEAM 04h 49' 42'' + 03' 16''
23. PZUBELDIA Haimar RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 04h 49' 42'' + 03' 16''
24. KLÖDEN Andréas RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 04h 49' 42'' + 03' 16''
25. TAARAMAE Rein COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 04h 49' 42'' + 03' 16''
26. SCHLECK Frank RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 04h 49' 42'' + 03' 16''
27. VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC RACING TEAM 04h 49' 59'' + 03' 33''
28. TEN DAM Laurens RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM 04h 50' 06'' + 03' 40''
29. KISERLOVSKI Robert ASTANA PRO TEAM 04h 50' 06'' + 03' 40''
30. VALLS FERRI Rafael VACANSOLEIL-DCM 04h 50' 06'' + 03' 40''

General Classification - top 30

1. GBR WIGGINS Bradley SKY PROCYCLING 43h 59' 02''  
2. AUS EVANS Cadel BMC RACING TEAM 44h 00' 55'' + 01' 53''
3. GBR FROOME Christopher SKY PROCYCLING 44h 01' 09'' + 02' 07''
4. ITA NIBALI Vincenzo LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 44h 01' 25'' + 02' 23''
5. RUS MENCHOV Denis KATUSHA TEAM 44h 02' 04'' + 03' 02''
6. ESP ZUBELDIA Haimar RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 44h 02' 21'' + 03' 19''
7. BEL MONFORT Maxime RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 44h 03' 25'' + 04' 23''
8. BEL VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM 44h 03' 50'' + 04' 48''
9. IRL ROCHE Nicolas AG2R LA MONDIALE 44h 04' 31'' + 05' 29''
10. USA VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC RACING TEAM 44h 04' 33'' + 05' 31''
11. POR COSTA Rui Alberto MOVISTAR TEAM 44h 04' 48'' + 05' 46''
12. EST TAARAMAE Rein COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 44h 04' 58'' + 05' 56''
13. SLO BRAJKOVIC Janez ASTANA PRO TEAM 44h 05' 31'' + 06' 29''
14. GER KLÖDEN Andréas RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 44h 05' 35'' + 06' 33''
15. ITA SCARPONI Michele LAMPRE - ISD 44h 06' 16'' + 07' 14''
16. LUX SCHLECK Frank RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 44h 07' 21'' + 08' 19''
17. FRA COPPEL Jérôme SAUR-SOJASUN 44h 07' 33'' + 08' 31''
18. FRA PINOT Thibaut FDJ-BIGMAT 44h 07' 55'' + 08' 53''
19. USA LEIPHEIMER Levi OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 44h 08' 00'' + 08' 58''
20. FRA ROLLAND Pierre TEAM EUROPCAR 44h 08' 30'' + 09' 28''
21. ITA BASSO Ivan LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 44h 08' 32'' + 09' 30''
22. USA HORNER Christopher RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 44h 08' 47'' + 09' 45''
23. ESP VALVERDE Alejandro MOVISTAR TEAM 44h 09' 48'' + 10' 46''
24. ESP MARTINEZ Egoi EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI 44h 13' 48'' + 14' 46''
25. AUS ROGERS Michael SKY PROCYCLING 44h 14' 25'' + 15' 23''
26. BEL VANENDERT Jelle LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM 44h 16' 25'' + 17' 23''
27. FRA CASAR Sandy FDJ-BIGMAT 44h 17' 39'' + 18' 37''
28. DEN SORENSEN Chris Anker TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK 44h 19' 03'' + 20' 01''
29. SVK VELITS Peter OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 44h 19' 34'' + 20' 32''
30. RUS VORGANOV Eduard KATUSHA TEAM 44h 19' 43'' + 20' 41''

 

 

 


 

2012 Tour de France Route

Route of the 2012 Tour de France©Photo © Mark Sharon/Daily Peloton

Stage List

Prologue, Sat 30 June : , Liège - Liège 6.1 km
Stage 1 flat, Sun 1 July: Liège - Seraing 198 km;
Stage 2 flat, Mon 2 July, Visé - Tournai 207 km;
Stage 3 medium mountains, Tues 3 July, Orchies - Boulogne-sur-Mer 197 km;
Stage 4 flat, Weds 4 July, Abbeville - Rouen 214 km;
Stage 5, flat Thurs 5 July, Rouen - Saint-Quentin 197 km;
Stage 6 flat, Fri 6 July, Épernay - Metz 210 km;
Stage 7 medium mountain, Sat 7 July, Tomblaine - La Planche des Belles Filles 199 km;s
Stage 8 medium mountains, Sun 8 July, Belfort - Porrentruy 154 km;
Stage 9 Individual Time Trial, Mon 9 July, Arc-et-Senans - Besançon 38 km;
Stage 10 high mountains, Weds 11 July, Mâcon - Bellegarde-sur-Valserine 194 km;
Stage 11 high mountains, Thurs 12 July, Albertville - La Toussuire – Les Sybelles 140 km;
Stage 12 medium mountains, Fri 13 July, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Annonay 220 km;
Stage 13 flat, Sat 14 July, Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - Le Cap d’Agde 215 km;
Stage 14 high mountains, Sun 15 July, Limoux - Foix 192 km;
Stage 15 flat, Mon 16 July, Samatan - Pau 160 km;
Stage 16 high mountains, Weds 18 July, Pau - Bagnères-de-Luchon 197 km;
Stage 17 high mountains, Thurs 19 July, Bagnères-de-Luchon - Peyragudes 144 km;
Stage 18 flat, Fri 20 July, Blagnac - Brive-la-Gaillarde 215 km;
Stage 19 Individual Time Trial, Time trial: Sat 21 July, Bonneval - Chartres 52 km;
Stage 20 flat, Sun 22 July, Rambouillet - Paris Champs-Élysées 130 km;


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