Sylvain Chavanel has regained the yellow jersey.  (Associated Press)
Sylvain Chavanel has regained the yellow jersey. (Associated Press)

Tour de France

A look at Saturday’s seventh stage:

Stage: The race hit the mountains for the first time on a 101-mile trek featuring six low- to mid-grade climbs in the Jura mountains from Tournus to Station des Rousses.

Winner: Sylvain Chavanel took his second stage win of this Tour in 4 hours, 22 minutes, 52 seconds.

Yellow Jersey: Chavanel’s win helped him take the overall lead from Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, who plummeted to 58th place, more than 13 minutes adrift. Chavanel led Cadel Evans of Australia by 1:25.

Next stage: The race enters the Alps today with a 117.4-mile jaunt from Station des Rousses to Morzine-Avoriaz that has two difficult climbs and an uphill finish.


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