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Fedrigo wins stage; Lance stays in third

Updated: July 12, 2009, 5:39 PM ET
Associated Press

TARBES, France -- Lance Armstrong stayed in third place at the Tour de France on Sunday after the last day of riding in the Pyrenees.

Pierrick Fedrigo of France sped past a lone rival in a breakaway to win the mountainous ninth stage. Rinaldo Nocentini of Italy held the yellow jersey for a third straight day. He is followed in the overall standings by Astana teammates Alberto Contador and Armstrong.

"It's pure happiness," Fedrigo said after pulling ahead of Italy's Franco Pellizotti ...

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