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Cadel Evans Wins Tour de France

Australian is oldest winner since 1922

(Newser) - Cadel Evans won the Tour de France today, becoming the first Australian to capture cycling's most prestigious title. The 34-year-old Evans crossed the finish line on the Champs-Elysee at the end of the largely ceremonial final stage. He had virtually secured the title with his ride in the time... More »

Contador Wins 3rd Tour

Spaniard makes mark as cycling's new star

(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... More »

Contador Clinches Tour de France Win

Spaniard secures victory ahead of tomorrow's finale

(Newser) - Alberto Contador locked up his third Tour de France title in four years today after retaining the yellow jersey in the next-to-last stage. (Today was the last competitive day of racing ahead of the short finale tomorrow.) The 27-year-old Spaniard held on to his razor-thin lead over Andy Schleck... More »

No Peeing, Please, and Other Tour Rules

Bicyclists in Tour de France are bound by etiquette

(Newser) - The Tour de France isn't all yellow shirts and glory. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at some of the rules—informal and otherwise—that guide the bicyclists.
  • Don't grab first place if the current leader is having mechanical trouble. (Alberto Contador broke this informal no-no in the current
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Lance Keeps Podium Spot; Contador All But Seals Win

(Newser) - Alberto Contador finished a respectable fourth in today’s stage of the Tour de France, giving him an all-but-certain lock on first place overall, Reuters reports. Only tomorrow's ride remains, and riders traditionally don't jockey for position on the final day. Lance Armstrong, meanwhile, rode well and will likely keep... More »

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