Wednesday July 11th, 2012

Stage 10Mâcon / Bellegarde-sur-Valserine

Start 12h25 GMT 2+

Key moments

video11.07.2012 in 23:00Summary of the race


Summary of the race

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Stage summary11.07.2012 in 17:34Voeckler: once, twice... three times a treat!

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Thomas Voeckler knows how to get the maximum out of himself at the Tour de France. He's out of contention for another stint in the yellow jersey or a top four overall finish in the race like he achieved in 2011 but on the day to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine he did enough to earn three appearances on the podium. First, he led over the first 'hors categorie' climb of the 99th Tour - the Col du Grand Colombier to take the lead of the climbing classification, then he was voted the most aggressive...

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video11.07.2012 in 16:00Interview - Stage Winner


Interview - Stage Winner

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Sporting stakes12.07.2012 in 11:00Who dares wins

We've seen long range exploits succeed in the past and if there is a day for a rider to challenge the dominance of Sky and its cool, calm, collected and (apparently) comfortable leader, it's in stage 11. That said, the first real test – the 2,000m ascent of the Col de Madeleine – is likely to serve to serve as the climb on which The Escape is established. It is followed by another ‘hors categorie' pass that is bound to lure those chasing the polka-dot jersey into action. There are a...

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interview11.07.2012 in 18:36RadioShack opens the gap

The presence of Jens Voigt at the front of the race gives the leaders of the team standings a new bonus of more than three minutes. RadioShack-Nissan won the stage as a collective in Bellegarde-sur-Valserine finishing ahead of the Kazakh Astana group that demonstrated how it is has a consistently strong line-up even if the the places of Dimitri Fofonov (10th), Janez Brajkovic (22nd) and Robert Kiserlovski (29th) go somewhat unnoticed. In general, the group that's registered in Luxembourg has...

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interview11.07.2012 in 18:32Voeckler: I believed I could win only five metres before the finish

Just starting the Tour in 2012 seemed like a triumph for Thomas Voeckler in a season in which he's been plagued with injuries but the Frenchman has again won a stage - his third in this race - and now he also leads the climbing classification.

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interview11.07.2012 in 18:16Wiggins: It all went to script today

There was a big climb and Bradley Wiggins had to manage attacks from the likes of Vincenzo Nibali and Jurgen van den Broeck but the race leader never panicked and ultimately he reached Bellegarde-sur-Valserine in contact with his main rivals for the yellow jersey.

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video11.07.2012 in 11:48Analysis of the stage


Analysis of the stage

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video11.07.2012 in 10:30The day's route


The day's route

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Jersey wearers after the prologue

Classifications after the prologue


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