Evans puzzled by time lost on Schleck

COL DU GALIBIER, France, (Reuters) – Australian  Cadel Evans was both puzzled by the time lost by most Tour de  France favourites during the 18th stage yesterday and annoyed  that he had to lead a lone chase of Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck.

“It seems like the Schleck brothers had the best climbing  team, in combination. They put it all on the line and they  really had to do a long-range attack,” the 2009 world champion  said after finishing third in the stage behind Andy and Frank  Schleck. Andy Schleck attacked 60 kilometres from the line and no  team really took control of the chase, thinking he would tire or  hoping others would do the work.

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