2010 Tour de France Stage 16 Recap: New Stage Victory for Oakley
Pierrick Fedrigo (OAKLEY) held off the threat of seven-time champion Lance Armstrong to hand the hosts their sixth success on the Tour de France 16th stage Tuesday.
Astana’s race leader Alberto Contador, who took the yellow jersey from Luxembourg rival Andy Schleck on Monday, came over the finish line just under seven minutes later.
Schleck, who lost the yellow jersey to Contador after suffering a mechanical problem on Monday’s 15th stage, was expected to take his revenge on what was the third and penultimate day of racing in the Pyrenees.
But their anticipated battle over the Tourmalet and Aubisque mountain passes came to nothing after Armstrong and other riders well out of contention joined an early breakaway.
The Luxemburger, who rides for Saxo Bank, is still 08sec behind Spain’s two-time champion ahead of the race’s second and final rest day and two days before the final day of climbing to the summit of the Tourmalet on stage 17.
· Stage Victory nº 9 for Oakley.
· White Jersey Andy Schleck. BMX Chrome Jawbone.
· Green Jersey Thor Hushovd. BMX Chrome Radar.
· Polka dot Jersey Anthony Charteau. Custom Jawbone