Evans, Contador, Schleck edge closer to lead in Tour de France

Once again, the winners were less interesting than those who followed in Stage 17 of the Tour de France on Wednesday. That’s because everyone farther back keep inching up on the leader — but couldn’t separate from each other.

Young Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen won the stage, but the drama came when Spaniards Sammy Sanchez and Alberto Contador tried again to crack the Schleck brothers and Cadel Evans with a late breakaway. Try as the two might,  however, there were no changes in the leaderboard. And even though Thomas Voeckler has said he won’t remain in the yellow jersey, there he is again at the end of this stage. All of which will make Stage 18 , which will have the Tour’s highest finish ever when it reaches Galibier Serre-Chevalier after three climbs, a big newsmaker.

Read more at the Tour de France websiteincluding the details of today’s stage and the overall standings.

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