Jul 17, 2010 9:02 PM by Jordan Mason

Vinokourov wins Tour 13th stage

REVEL, France (AP) - Alexandre Vinokourov has won the 13th stage of the Tour de France in a breakaway as Andy Schleck of Luxembourg retained his 31-second lead over two-time champion Alberto Contador.

Vinokourov, a Kazakh rider who is back at the Tour after a doping ban, was fastest over five low-grade climbs during the 121-mile course from Rodez to Revel.

The top standings didn't change because the main contenders crossed in the same pack.

The race enters the Pyrenees on Sunday - the first of four days of punishing climbs in the mountains that will play a key role in who wins the three-week race at the July 25 finish in Paris.

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