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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A French company that specializes in bringing clients up close and personal with Tour de France announces that again this summer its bicycle tours will follow routes and destinations through the Alps taken by the legendary cycling competitors.
Alberto Contador all but sealed his second Tour de France title in three years Saturday, retaining the yellow jersey during the mountainous Stage 20. The Spanish Contador retained a comfortable lead of 4 minutes, 11 seconds over Andy Schleck of Luxembourg after the grueling 104-mile stage that began in Montelimar and ended at the barren summit of Mont Ventoux, race officials said. Juan Manuel Garate of Spain won the stage with a time of 4 hours 39 minutes 21 seconds, barely edging Tony Martin...
Mark Cavendish collected his fifth Tour de France stage victory of the year with a stirring late sprint at the end of Friday's 19th stage. Alessandro Ballan and Laurent Lefevre took the lead with about 15 miles to go but the peloton was never more than a few seconds behind.
By Alasdair Fotheringham MONT VENTOUX, France (Reuters) - For the second time in four years, Russian Denis Menchov secured a prestigious win on the Mont Ventoux summit in the Dauphine Libere stage race.
MONT VENTOUX, France (Reuters) - Russian Denis Menchov fended off Frenchman Christophe Moreau to take the summit finish on Mont Ventoux on stage four of the Dauphine Libere on Thursday. Third was American Levi Leipheimer, who took over as race leader.