PRATO NEVOSO, Italy - Simon Gerrans of Australia has won
the 15th stage of the Tour de France and Frank Schleck of
Luxembourg seized the overall race lead.
Schleck outpaced Cadel Evans up the final climb to wrest the
yellow jersey from the Australian rider. Schleck, of Luxembourg,
has a seven-second lead over Bernhard Kohl of Austria, who also
eclipsed Evans. Evans was third overall, eight seconds back.
Gerrans, of Credit Agricole, led a four-man group that broke
away from the main pack early along the 113.7-mile trek from
Embrun, France to Prato Nevoso on Sunday.
Evans entered the stage holding a razor-thin one-second lead
over Schleck, and a 38-second lead over Christian Vande Velde of
the United States in third.