Look­ing back

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

A brief look at Mon­day’s 15th stage of the Tour de France: Stage 15: The 116.5-mile route from Pamiers to Bag­neres-deLu­chon took rid­ers over the ma­jor climb of Port de Bales and then de­scended to fin­ish out flat.

Win­ner: Thomas Voeck­ler of France won his sec­ond ca­reer Tour stage in 4 hours, 44 min­utes, 51 sec­onds.

Who’s in yel­low: In a con­tro­ver­sial move, Spain’s Al­berto Con­ta­dor took the lead from Andy Sch­leck of Lux­em­bourg. Con­ta­dor went from 31 sec­onds be­hind Sch­leck, to 8 sec­onds ahead in the over­all stand­ings.

Where’s lance?: In Stage 15, Arm­strong fin­ished in 23rd place and is in 31st place over­all, 40 min­utes, 31 sec­onds be­hind Con­ta­dor.

Lau­rent Rebours

Thomas Voeck­ler of France wins the 116.5-mile 15th stage of the Tour on Mon­day. It was his sec­ond ca­reer stage vic­tory.

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