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The 2010 Tour de France was the 97th edition of the Tour de France cycle race, one of cycling's Grand Tours.
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Andy Schleck

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After a series of events, the CAS finally decided in February 2012 that Contador lost his results from 2010, declaring Andy Schleck the new winner. Among the other favorites were Andy Schleck, Cadel Evans, and Lance Armstrong. Sylvain Chavanel claimed the lead from Cancellara on Stage 2, after a massive crash which involved many riders, most notably Andy Schleck, a contender for overall victory, and Alessandro Petacchi.
He won the 2010 Tour de France, being awarded it retroactively in February 2012 after Alberto Contador's hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Alberto Contador

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The Tour was initially won by Alberto Contador, who was later revealed to have failed a doping test.
This included winning the 2010 Tour de France with Astana, although it later emerged that he had tested positive for clenbuterol during the race.

2010 Tour de France, Prologue to Stage 10

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The 2010 Tour de France begins on 3 July in Rotterdam in the Netherlands with a prologue time trial, and stage 10 occurs on 14 July, with a medium mountain stage in Gap.

Alessandro Petacchi

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France's Anthony Charteau won the polkadot jersey as the King of the Mountains whilst the Italian sprinter Alessandro Petacchi won the green jersey for victory in the points classification. Sylvain Chavanel claimed the lead from Cancellara on Stage 2, after a massive crash which involved many riders, most notably Andy Schleck, a contender for overall victory, and Alessandro Petacchi.
A specialist sprinter, Petacchi has won 48 grand tour stages with wins of the points jersey in the Giro d'Italia in 2004, the Vuelta a España in 2005 and the Tour de France in 2010.

Anthony Charteau

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France's Anthony Charteau won the polkadot jersey as the King of the Mountains whilst the Italian sprinter Alessandro Petacchi won the green jersey for victory in the points classification.
His biggest career victory was winning the Mountains classification in the Tour de France in the 2010 edition, which was his major breakthrough.

2010 Tour de France, Stage 11 to Stage 20

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On Stage 15 Schleck was race leader and pressing the pace over the day's final climb of Port de Bales when he threw his chain.
Stage 11 of the 2010 Tour de France occurs on 15 July in Sisteron, and the race concludes on 25 July with its traditional Champs-Élysées stage.

2010 Giro d'Italia

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It was the third consecutive Grand Tour to begin in the Netherlands, as the 2009 Vuelta a España began in Assen, and the 2010 Giro d'Italia in Amsterdam.
Two from this group, and, declined to participate in the race, instead focusing on the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España.

Col du Tourmalet

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In the 100th anniversary year of their first inclusion on the Tour, the emphasis was on the Pyrenees, with two ascents of the Col du Tourmalet.

Spa, Belgium

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Spa hosted the finish of Stage 2 of the 2010 Tour de France on July 5.

Young rider classification in the Tour de France

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Schleck also won the young riders' competition for the third time running. On the same stage, Tony Martin, who had been wearing the white jersey since the prologue, lost it to Geraint Thomas, and after winning the stage, Thor Hushovd took the lead in the points
On four occasions a cyclist has won the young rider classification and the general classification — Fignon in 1983, Ullrich in 1997, Contador in 2007 and Schleck in 2010.

Fränk Schleck

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Fränk Schleck had to retire from the race, having sustained a collarbone fracture on a crash which delayed many of the riders in the peloton, including Contador and Armstrong who were hopeful of finishing high in the general classification.
Schleck is the older brother of Andy, winner of the 2010 Tour de France.

Lance Armstrong

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Among the other favorites were Andy Schleck, Cadel Evans, and Lance Armstrong.
On June 28, Armstrong announced via Twitter that the 2010 edition would be his final Tour de France.

Cadel Evans

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Among the other favorites were Andy Schleck, Cadel Evans, and Lance Armstrong. A number of their rivals, including Cancellara, Andy Schleck, Cadel Evans and Thor Hushovd, were ahead of the crash and so were able to gain a time advantage.
Evans also held the yellow jersey for stage nine of the 2010 Tour de France while riding with a hairline fracture in his left elbow caused during a crash in the previous stage.

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The 2010 Tour de France was the 97th edition of the Tour de France cycle race, one of cycling's Grand Tours.

Thor Hushovd

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A number of their rivals, including Cancellara, Andy Schleck, Cadel Evans and Thor Hushovd, were ahead of the crash and so were able to gain a time advantage.
At the Tour de France, Hushovd won the third stage, which was an unusual one for the Tour since it featured 13 km of cobblestones.

Ryder Hesjedal

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In addition Denis Menchov was able to overtake Samuel Sánchez for third place overall, while Ryder Hesjedal was able to move in front of Joaquim Rodríguez for the seventh place slot in the GC. Contador's first-place lead increased to 39 seconds, essentially guaranteeing him the victory.
Having previously finished in fifth place at the 2010 Tour de France, Hesjedal won his first and only Grand Tour at the 2012 Giro d'Italia, the first Grand Tour win by a Canadian.

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The 2010 Tour de France was the 97th edition of the Tour de France cycle race, one of cycling's Grand Tours.
After winning the 2010 Tour de France, it was announced that Alberto Contador had tested positive for low levels of clenbuterol on 21 July rest day.

Geraint Thomas

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On the same stage, Tony Martin, who had been wearing the white jersey since the prologue, lost it to Geraint Thomas, and after winning the stage, Thor Hushovd took the lead in the points
His good form continued into the Tour de France, in which he finished fifth in the prologue and second on stage three.

Sylvain Chavanel

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Sylvain Chavanel claimed the lead from Cancellara on Stage 2, after a massive crash which involved many riders, most notably Andy Schleck, a contender for overall victory, and Alessandro Petacchi.
During the 2010 Tour de France, Chavanel took over the yellow jersey after attacking at the 10 km mark on stage 2.

Rotterdam

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It started on 3 July with an 8.9 km prologue time trial in Rotterdam, the first start in the Netherlands since 1996.
In November 2008 Rotterdam was chosen as the host of the Grand Départ of the 2010 Tour de France.

Mark Renshaw

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In Stage 11, Petacchi took the green jersey from Hushovd; Mark Cavendish won the stage, but his leadout rider, Mark Renshaw, was disqualified from the Tour after headbutting Julian Dean while leading out his teammate.
During the sprint finish of stage 11 in the Tour de France, while leading out Cavendish, Renshaw was disqualified and removed from the race for head-butting ' leadout man, Julian Dean and unfair blocking of Tyler Farrar by forcing him into the barriers.

Tony Martin (cyclist)

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On the same stage, Tony Martin, who had been wearing the white jersey since the prologue, lost it to Geraint Thomas, and after winning the stage, Thor Hushovd took the lead in the points
Martin finished second in both the prologue and the Stage 19 individual time trial of the Tour de France, and again wore the white jersey as leader of the young rider classification on stages 1 to 3.

2011 Tour de France

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The hearing was delayed until after the 2011 Tour de France at Contador's request and then deferred to November 2011.
One team, the Spanish-based, which included the third-placed rider in the 2010 Tour, Denis Menchov, and the 2008 Tour winner, Carlos Sastre, was overlooked.

Christophe Riblon

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Born in Tremblay-en-France, Seine-Saint-Denis, Riblon won two mountain-top finishes of the Tour de France, including stage 14 of the 2010 Tour de France at the ski resort of Ax-3 Domaines in the Pyrenees, and stage 18 of the 2013 Tour de France at Alpe d'Huez.

Joaquim Rodríguez

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In addition Denis Menchov was able to overtake Samuel Sánchez for third place overall, while Ryder Hesjedal was able to move in front of Joaquim Rodríguez for the seventh place slot in the GC. Contador's first-place lead increased to 39 seconds, essentially guaranteeing him the victory.
In 2010 he joined the Russian, which guaranteed him a position at the Tour de France and a leading role in certain races throughout the season.