Contador Wins 3rd Tour

Spaniard makes mark as cycling's new star
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 25, 2010 11:06 AM CDT
Alberto Contador of Spain toasts his third Tour victory during the last stage of the Tour de France, Sunday, July 25, 2010.   (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
camera-icon View 4 more images

(Newser) – He may have clinched yesterday, but Alberto Contador crossed over the finish line today, winning his third Tour de France and heralding the arrival of a new cycling superstar as seven-time champion Lance Armstrong finished the race for the last time. Mark Cavendish of Britain led a sprint to win the 20th and final stage—a largely ceremonial 63.7-mile course from Longjumeau to the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

Contador of Spain sealed his third title in four years by holding off a challenge from his main rival, Andy Schleck of Luxembourg, in yesterday's individual time trial. Schleck finished second, 39 seconds back, and Denis Menchov of Russia was third overall.

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |