Tour De France Update: Schleck Takes The Lead

After nine stages completed of the 2010 Tour de France, Luxembourg rider Andy Schleck holds a 41 second lead over defending champ Alberto Contador of Spain. Andy hopes to do older brother Frank proud, who was knocked out of the Tour after fracturing his collarbone. Meanwhile, Lance Armstrong - who’s likely riding in his last Tour de France - is currently in 31st place, about 16 minutes behind Andy Schleck.

Today’s Stage 10 is a 111-mile journey from Chambery to Gap, which you can follow along here:

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Tour de France Update: Schleck Breaks Collarbone

Updating the Tour de France: Norway’s Thor Hushovd won today’s third stage, a.k.a. the “hell of the north” due to its cobblestone roads. Switzerland’s Fabian Cancellara moved into first place overall after finishing today’s stage in sixth, while Britain’s Geraint Thomas moved into second overall after finishing second today.

Previous overall leader Sylvain Chavanel fell back in the standings when had to change bikes after suffering multiple tire punctures. The biggest injury of Stage 3 was to Luxembourg’s Frank Schleck, who broke his collarbone when he fell on the cobblestone about 26 km from the stage finish line.

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