The stage we've been waiting for did not disappoint. 5 climbs, 4 of them category 1 climbs. The Schleck brothers take it to the top with Frank taking the stage win. Contador hangs with them and extends his overall lead in the GC. Lance Armstrong finishes strong, but falls to 4th. What a show the Schlecks put on!
stage map: http://www.letour.fr/PHOTOS/TDF/2009/1700/CARTE.gif
stage profile: http://www.letour.fr/PHOTOS/TDF/2009/1700/PROFIL.gif
1 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 4:53:54
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana
3 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:02:18