Thursday, July 23, 2009

TdF: Final TT

Today in the final time trial of the 2009 Tour de France, Contador extended his lead in the overall classification by winning the stage by 3 seconds over Fabian Cancellara. Lance Armstrong took 12th in the stage, and moved up to 3rd overall.

That's Contador under there.

It seems like Lance has a different bike for every occasion. This one's yellow. His bikes with custom paint jobs are going to be auctioned.

General classification after stage 18
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 73:15:39
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:11
3 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 0:05:25
4 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:05:36
5 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0:05:38
6 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:05:59

The major contenders may mostly stay together in tomorrow's mountain stage in order to save energy for Saturday's climb up Mount Ventoux.

Today Lance Armstrong announced that he will be sponsored by RadioShack next year. RadioShack said, "Beginning in 2010, Lance Armstrong will compete for Team RadioShack as a cyclist, runner and triathlete in events around the world, including the 2010 Tour de France."

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