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Farrar grinds through day in mountains

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LUZ ARDIDEN, France — Much like the win on the Fourth of July for American Tyler Farrar, any Tour de France stage held on the country’s national holiday, especially a mountain stage, has a special emphasis for French riders. But for Farrar of Wenatchee it was a day to hang on, which he did, eventually placing 137th among 79 riders from the remaining field of 175 and finishing 33 minutes and 5 seconds behind today’s Stage 12 winner Sammy Sanchez.

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