15 Jul 2010

-Paulinho gives RadioShack first Tour wiN

6:47 am on 15 July 2010

The Portuguese cyclist Sergio Paulinho has given Lance Armstrong's team RadioShack its first victory in the Tour de France.

The 2004 Olympic silver medallist outsprinted Belarussian Vasil Kiryienka to win the 179 kilometre 10th stage in Gap with Belgium's Dries Devenynsthird, one minute 29 seconds behind.

The three belonged to a breakaway group of six riders who spent most of a scorching day in the front and crossed the line 14 minutes ahead of the main bunch which included the overall leader , Andy Schleck of Luxembourg.

Schleck retains his 41 seconds lead over defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain.

Tomorrow's 184.5 kilometre 11th stage to Bourg les Valence should see the sprinters take centre stage again.