Contador wins 3rd Tour de France

July 25, 2010, 11:57 am
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PARIS (AP) - Alberto Contador won his third Tour de France on
Sunday, heralding the arrival of a new cycling superstar, as
seven-time champion Lance Armstrong competed in 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 Saturday's individual time trial.
     
Schleck finished second, 39 seconds back, and Denis Menchov of
Russia was third overall.
      
      (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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