Schleck concedes defeat to Contador after Ventoux

Andy Schleck conceded defeat to Alberto Contador in the Tour de France after the pair finished together at the summit of Mont Ventoux on Saturday. Schleck is second overall, 4:11 behind Contador with only a flat, procession-like stage to Paris remaining. However Schleck added that the consolation of finishing second, his highest finish in the Tour, and matching his performance from the 2007 Giro d’Italia, was pleasing nonetheless.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.