ALPE D'HUEZ, France -- Luxembourg's Andy Schleck captured the Tour de France yellow jersey Friday on the famed Alpe d'Huez, setting up a pulsating finish with a weekend time trial and final dash to the Champs Elysees in Paris.
Schleck overtook Frenchman Thomas Voeckler on the final day of racing in the Alps, making up a 15-second deficit during a 68-mile, brutally steep stage.
"My motivation is super, my legs are good, my condition is there," Schleck said. "So I'm confident I can keep this till Paris."
Voeckler cracked on the first of three daunting climbs. He never caught the leaders despite a gritty struggle and gave up the yellow jersey after wearing it for 10 days.
With the race ending Sunday in Paris, Schleck leads brother Frank by 53 seconds. Australia's Cadel Evans is third, 57 seconds behind.
Frenchman Pierre Rolland captured the 19th stage, rewarding thousands of wildly cheering French fans who packed the finish. He attacked