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Rolland wins stage 19 while Schleck takes yellow jersey

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Rolland wins stage 19 while Schleck takes yellow jersey

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Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck produced a superb run to take the yellow jersey away from Thomas Voeckler after a thrilling 19th stage won by France’s Pierre Rolland atop the famous Alpe d’Huez on Friday.

Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador, who had struggled in the Col du Galibier on the previous day, launched numerous attacks and was only denied the consolation of a stage win at the very end.

With only 3kms to go before the finish line, Rolland broke clear of the Spaniard to secure the biggest win of his career.

Meanwhile Australia’s Cadel Evans maintained his chances of becoming Australia’s first ever Tour de France winner thanks to yet another solid performance.