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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sciandri Wins But Indurain Untouchable

ST. ETIENNE, France -- British rider Max Sciandri won the 11th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday after a breakaway that lasted 130 kilometers.


Sciandri, a 27-year-old with an Italian father and an English mother, was in an eight-man group which got away on the Cote de la Forteresse, the first of the day's four climbs, opening up a lead of almost 10 minutes on the main bunch.


Sciandri and Colombian Hernan Buenahora escaped from the group on the Col de l'Oeillon, 50 kilometers from the end of the 199-kilometer stage from Bourg d'Oisans, with the Briton winning a sprint finish.


The main bunch, including race leader Miguel Indurain of Spain, came in almost six minutes later.


The breakaway made no significant changes to the overall standings as Buenahora and Sciandri were more than half an hour and an hour respectively behind Indurain going into the stage.