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Portugal's Paulinho wins tenth leg of Tour de France

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-07-14

Portugal’s Sergio Paulinho provided Lance Armstrong's RadioShack team with their first Tour de France win on Wednesday, beating Belarusian Vasil Kiryienka in the tenth stage and becoming the first Portuguese to win an individual stage in 21 years.

REUTERS - Sergio Paulinho gave Lance Armstrong’s team RadioShack their first victory in the Tour de France when he won the 179-km 10th stage in Gap on Wednesday.

The 2004 Olympic silver medallist was also the first Portuguese to win an individual Tour stage in 21 years and only the fourth rider from his country to do so.
 
Paulinho, who also won a Vuelta d’Espana stage in 2006, outsprinted Belarussian Vasil Kiryienka to the line while Belgium Dries Devenyns was third, one minute 29 seconds behind.
 
The three belonged to a group of six escapees who spent most of a scorching day in the front and crossed the line some 14 minutes ahead of the main bunch which included overall leader Andy Schleck of Luxembourg.
 
Schleck retained his 41 seconds lead over defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain.
 
Thursday’s 184.5-km 11th stage to Bourg les Valence should see the sprinters take centre stage again.

Date created : 2010-07-14

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