facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Rasmussen wins day; Armstrong out of lead

July 10, 2005 at 8:58 PM   |   Comments

MULHOUSE, France, July 10 (UPI) -- Michael Rasmussen won the ninth stage of the Tour de France Sunday, while six-time champion Lance Armstrong lost the overall lead to Germany's Jens Voigt.

Rasmussen, of Denmark, completed the 106.3-mile trek from Gerardmer to Mulhouse in four hours, eight minutes and 20 seconds -- three minutes and four seconds faster than Frenchman Christophe Moreau and Voigt.

Voigt denied Armstrong his fifth consecutive yellow jersey and now leads the event by 1 minute and 50 seconds over Moreau. Armstrong is 2 minutes and 18 seconds back.

Rasmussen is fourth overall, 2 minutes and 43 seconds behind Voigt.

Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan rounds out the top 5, 3 minutes and 20 seconds back.

Following a day of rest on Monday, the race heads to the Alps on Tuesday with a 119-mile climb in Stage 10 from Grenoble to Courchevel.

© 2005 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Jameis Winston suspended for entire game against Clemson Jameis Winston suspended for entire game against Clemson
2
UPI Sports Schedule for Saturday, September 20
3
UPI Sports Results for September 19, 2014 UPI Sports Results for September 19, 2014
4
Hill, BYU keep rolling with win over Virginia
5
National League Game Summary - Washington at Miami
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback