Sastre Poised to Win Tour

Spanish rider heads into uncompetitive last stage more than a minute up
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2008 1:58 PM CDT
Sastre speeds through the woods.   (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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(Newser) – Spain's Carlos Sastre looks poised to win the Tour de France after the last leg before Paris, the New York Times reports. Barring a crash or concerted attack, Sastre, who leads his nearest competitor by 1 minute and 5 seconds overall, will roll to victory in the capital tomorrow. He wasn't out front today, but still held onto the yellow jersey by a healthy margin.