Tonight is Stage 10, Mâcon > Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, 194.5 km
The rest day in Maçon will be necessary for the riders to attack this tenth, new and very promising stage. Before the descent to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, the climbers who may have lost a few seconds in Doubs will have the opportunity to pull themselves together in the ascent leading to the summit of the Col du Grand Colombier. This is the first time that the peloton of the Tour de France has been there. — Christian Prudhomme’s Analysis
- Stage 10 preview: Mâcon → Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, 195 km (Mountain) [SteepHill]
- Mâcon >> Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, Stage 10 (194 km) [SBS Cycling Central]
- July 11, Stage 10: Mâcon – Bellegarde-sur-Valserine 194.5km [CyclingNews]
- 10th Stage – Wednesday 11 July 2012 Mâcon > Bellegarde-sur-Valserine – 194.5 km [EuroSport]
- 2012 Tour de France LIVE – Stage 10 [Cycling Fans]
- stage 10 – Mâcon > Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, 194.5 km [www.letour.fr]
- Stage 10: Mâcon > Bellegarde-sur-Valserine [les vaches du tour]
- SBS 2012 Tour Tracker [SBS]
- Tour de France – Mâcon – Bellegarde-sur-Valserine “live match” [Eurosports]
- stage 10 – Mâcon > Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, 194.5 km “live” [www.letour.fr]
Stage 10 results
01 VOECKLER, Thomas FRA (EUROPCAR) 4:46:26
02 SCARPONI, Michele ITA (LAMPRE-ISD) + 3
03 VOIGT, Jens GER (RADIOSHACK-NISSAN) + 7
04 SANCHEZ GIL, Luis Leon ESP (RABOBANK) + 23
05 DEVENYNS, Dries BEL (OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP) + 30
06 CASAR, Sandy FRA (FDJ-BIG MAT) + 2:44
07 MARTINEZ DE ESTEBAN, Egoi ESP (EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI)
08 ROLLAND, Pierre FRA (EUROPCAR)
09 VAN DEN BROECK, Jurgen BEL (LOTTO BELISOL)
10 FOFONOV, Dmitriy KAZ (ASTANA) + 2:52
GC after Stage 10
01 WIGGINS, Bradley GBR (SKY PROCYCLING) 43:59:02
02 EVANS, Cadel AUS (BMC RACING) + 1:53
03 FROOME, Christopher GBR (SKY PROCYCLING) + 2:07
04 NIBALI, Vincenzo ITA (LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE) + 2:23
05 MENCHOV, Denis RUS (KATUSHA) + 3:02
06 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, Haimar ESP (RADIOSHACK-NISSAN) + 3:19
07 MONFORT, Maxime BEL (RADIOSHACK-NISSAN) + 4:23
08 VAN DEN BROECK, Jurgen BEL (LOTTO BELISOL) + 4:48
09 ROCHE, Nicolas IRL (AG2R LA MONDIALE) + 5:29
10 VAN GARDEREN, Tejay USA (BMC RACING) + 5:31
* Tour de France round table podcast – Stage 10 wrap [SBS Cycling Central]
Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) bounced back from the knee problem that has dogged the first week of his Tour de France to take victory on the tenth stage between Mâcon and Bellegarde-sur-Valserine. The former French champion managed to escape the rest of a five-man breakaway group on the uphill final kilometre to the line, finishing three seconds ahead of Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD), and seven ahead of Jens Voigt (RadioShack-Nissan).
Voeckler was in a breakaway group of 25 riders that formed in the first few kilometres.
Green jersey category leader Peter Sagan helped form the attack and Goss immediately joined it as well.
Goss beat Sagan at the intermediate sprint and the Slovakian finished third behind Belarusian Yauheni Hutarovich.
That meant Goss picked up five points over Sagan and he now trails him by only 26 in the green jersey classification.
– SBS News
Tonight’s #drink is the 2010 Domaine Talmard, Macon Burgundy matched with the Marcel Petite Comté AOC cheese.
#lvdt Stage 10: Round-up
The #TrollDJ list from last night;
♫ Hard-Fi – Fire In The House
♫ Dave Clark Five – Catch Us If You Can ~ … Big group in the break, will they be caught?
♫ Epic Score – Unstoppable Forces ~ This one certainly Trolled us, and took some time to confirm
♫ Biffy Clyro – Mountains ~ the stunning mountain scenery of the Alps
♫ Leftfield – Open Up ~ technical descents and field art
♫ Muse – Feeling Good
♫ Hey Rosetta – Seeds ~ ‘and we’re going too fast, and we don’t want to, want to crash‘