SPOILER – Stage 19 Wrap-Up and Winner

July 25, 2008

Here are the dispatches from letour.fr regarding the stage today…

17:14 – Sastre: 38th In Stage – First Overall…

As expected, there has been no change to the top order of the general classification after the 19th stage. The overall leader Carlos Sastre finished 38th in the stage, 1’13″ behind Sylvain Chavanel. The Spaniard will be the last rider to start the 20th stage – a 53km time trial.
17:12 – Top 10 In Stage 19

The peloton finished 1’13″ behind the two escapees who joined forces at the 81km mark. The top 10 in the 19th stage is:
1. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) COF
2. Jeremy Roy (FRA) FDJ at same time
3. Gerald Ciolek (GER) COL at 1’13″
4. Erik Zabel (GER) MRM at 1’13″
5. Heinrich Haussler (GER) GST at 1’13″
6. Leonardo Duque (COL) COF at 1’13″
7. Filippo Pozzato (ITA) LIQ at 1’13″
8. Thor Hushovd (NOR) C.A at 1’13″
9. Robert Forster (GER) GST at 1’13″
10. Julian Dean (NZL) GAR at 1’13″

Overall standings coming up.