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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 »

Top Riders to Watch (Besides Lance)

(Newser) - The Tour de France got under way today, and the BBC runs down some of the cyclists to watch. It all starts with Lance Armstrong, of course, who, "for better or worse," will grab most of the attention. Others:
  • Alberto Contador: The 2007 winner is the favorite this
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Sastre Nets Spain its Third Straight Tour Victory

(Newser) - Carlos Sastre won the Tour de France today with a 58-second lead over the second-place finisher, the BBC reports. The 33-year-old is the third Spaniard in a row to win the race. "It's very moving," Sastre said after his first victory in the Tour. "I've dreamt of... More »

Sastre Poised to Win Tour

Spanish rider heads into uncompetitive last stage more than a minute up

(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... More »

Evans Fights Back, Snags Yellow Jersey

Battered Evans climbs in 10th stage while rival Valverde plummets

(Newser) - Cadel Evans burst back yesterday from Sunday's painful (and helmet-shattering) crash to secure the yellow jersey after the 10th stage of the Tour de France, the AP reports. Finishing with a single-second lead over Frank Schlenck, Aussie Evans became the fourth owner of the malliot jaune so far in this... More »

Spanish Cyclist Races to Tour de France Victory

Alberto Contador takes home the yellow jersey

(Newser) - Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador donned the final yellow jersey on the Champs Elysées yesterday after winning the 94th tour de France. The 24-year-old underdog—who was not even captain of his team—was bolstered by his climbing skills on this year's particularly mountainous route.  More »

Time To Roll It Up, Tour Critics Charge

Even performance by new leader is called "suspicious"

(Newser) - The Tour de France limped along yesterday under a growing storm of criticism and calls that the event be halted. Three top riders were booted in 30 hours this week in a growing doping scandal. Even the performance by the race's new leader, Spain's Alberto Contador, was called "very... More »

Contador Surges to Lead Tour's 14th Stage

Young Spaniard bests race-leader Rasmussen in mountain sprint

(Newser) - Tour de France leader MIchael Rasmussen was bested in Stage 14 in the Pyrenees yesterday by 24-year old Alberto Contador of Spain. After a grueling 122.4-mile slog through the mountains, the two men emerged almost 2 minutes ahead of the field, with the Netherlands' Rasmussen, 33, still holding a... More »

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