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Schleck lead thin as Tour starts 13th stage

Schleck lead thin as Tour starts 13th stage

Andy Schleck of Luxembourg is clinging to a 31-second lead over two-time champion Alberto Contador as the Tour de France sets off on the 13th stage in southern France.
The pack faces several low-grade climbs during Saturday's trek along 196 kilometers from Rodez to Revel. The stage is set for breakaway riders or sprinters to shine.
Defending champion Contador made up 10 seconds against Schleck, the 2009 runner-up, in the final steep climb of Friday's stage.
Seven-time champion Lance Armstrong has ruled himself out of contention in his final Tour and trails in 32nd overall, 21:16 behind Schleck. Armstrong crashed briefly in the pre-start warm-up ride Saturday, but recovered.
The race ends July 25 in Paris.


Updated : 2021-03-05 00:24 GMT+08:00