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Vinokourov's escape proves successful

Updated: July 17, 2010, 6:01 PM ET
Associated Press

REVEL, France -- Returning to the Tour de France after a doping ban, Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan won the 13th stage Saturday while Andy Schleck of Luxembourg kept the yellow jersey.

Vinokourov made a bold solo breakaway at the end and was followed in a mass sprint by Mark Cavendish of Britain and Alessandro Petacchi of Italy. They finished 13 seconds behind Vinokourov.

"It was a beautiful victory, a beautiful reward," Vinokourov said after winning the fourth Tour stage of his ...

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