Added by Monique Robinson on July 12, 2011
Germany’s Andre Greipel of team Omega Pharma-Lotto sprinted to finish the Tour de France stage 10 on Tuesday.
Greipel completed the 158km stage in 3 hours, 31 minutes, and 21 seconds, his first Tour de France stage victory, followed closely by Mark Cavendish. “I’m really happy to have found a team that I could ride for in the Tour de France” said Greipel.
The day started with two riders absent from the starting line – Katusha’s Alexandr Kolobnev and Yaroslav Popovych. Kolobnev failed a drug test and, while he was not suspended by the International Cycling Union, Kolobnev withdrew over the result. Popovych withdrew as a result of a fever and is his team Radio Shack’s third withdrawal of the six person team.
Tomorrows stage, stage 11, is a relatively flat 167.5km with one category three climb and a category four climb.
The leaders in the various standings are as follows: