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Hushovd is back in Green!

thorrrThe day’s action began when a group of 18 riders broke away on the second climb of the day. Thor Hushovd’s presence was merely to collect as many points as possible, which puts him in the lead position with 6 points ahead of Alessandro Petacchi with 161 points.

Joaquin Rodriguez (Team Katusha) won a thrilling stage 12 of the Tour de France, in Mende. The Spaniard out sprinted Alberto Contador (Astana) in a two-man sprint, while Andy Schleck lost valuable seconds to Contador, finishing in fifth, 10 seconds down on his main rival.

General Classification:
1. Andy Schleck, Team Saxo Bank in 58:42:01
2. Alberto Contador, Astana, at :31
3. Samuel Sanchez, Euskaltel – Euskadi at 02:45
4. Denis Menchov, Rabobank at 02:58
5. Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Omega Pharma – Lotto , at at 03:31

Points standings:
1. Thor Hushovd, Cervelo TestTeam , 167 points
2. Alessandro Petacchi, Lampre – Farnese , 161 points
3. Robbie McEwen, Katusha Team , 138 points
4. Mark Cavendish, Team HTC- Columbia ,132 points
5. Joaquin Rojas Jose, Caisse d’Epargne , 122 points