Contador attacks, but Andy Schleck scales to the top of Tour de France

Alberto Contador

On Thursday Andy Schleck went on the attack, in Friday’s Stage 19 of the Tour de France defending champion Alberto Contador tried the same strategy. While he did gain time on all of the riders ahead of him, Contador didn’t win the stage (trailing France’s Pierre Rolland and Spaniard Sammy Sanchez) and didn’t prevent Andy Schleck from taking the yellow jersey. Contador still trails the leader by nearly 4 minutes the day before Stage 20’s critical time trial.

Even better for Andy, his teammate and brother Frank is now in second place in the overall standings, trailed by Australian Cadel Evans. Although the gritty leader Thomas Voeckler finally fell out of first place, he continued his heroic riding in the stage that rose to its usual raucous finish at Alpe d’Huez.

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

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