The 2010 Tour de France Stage 10 results marked a halfway point. After the 2010 Tour de France Stage 10 results, there are ten Tour de France 2010 stages left. With the event half over, the second half of this year’s action has to top a busy first half. There have already been fights, crashes, and disaster for Lance Armstrong at the Alps. The leaderboard has changed around on most days, with a few different riders holding the yellow jersey, and the defending champion close behind. However, the 2010 Tour de France Stage 10 results were stable this time around.
The 179-kilometer route was a necessary relief, after all the climbs up the Alps the last few days. Those mountain stages took Lance Armstrong out of the running, while moving Alberto Contador up to second. Andy Schleck held the yellow jersey going into today, but hoped to keep it for more than one day, unlike Cadel Evans before him.
The 2010 Tour de France Stage 10 results let Schleck keep the yellow jersey, for the moment. This was one of those days in which the leaderboard didn’t change a bit, unlike so many stages thus far. Contador remains 41 seconds behind, with fellow Spaniard Samuel Sanchez two minutes and 45 seconds back.
The leaders remained in the pack, far behind the day’s leaders. For the 2010 Tour de France Stage 10 results, Sergio Paulinho of Portugal took the spotlight. He and five other riders made up the lead pack, while Schleck, Contador and the overall leaders were over 10 minutes back.
Paulinho held off Vasil Kiryienka to take the victory, although he is 54’th in the overall standings. Armstrong remained at 31’st, over 17 minutes behind Schleck. For the first time since the race entered the Alps, nothing changed in the big picture.
But the 2010 Tour de France Stage 10 results did have one change, in the mountains jersey race. Jerome Pineau took the lead in those standings, on the day’s only climb. He now has 91 points, one more than Anthony Carteau. Meanwhile, the green jersey standings still have Thor Hushovd eight points ahead of Alessandro Petacchi.
After the 2010 Tour de France Stage 10 results, things seem set to calm down for a little while. The second half of the race is now at hand, and the countdown to the Pyrenees has begun. Contador and the leaders must go through a few more days of waiting until then, while hoping to avoid any mistakes.
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