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2006-07-20 21:14:45

MORZINE, France (Reuters) - Friday's 18th stage of the Tour de France should be a calming transitional journey from Morzine to Macon after three days of climbing and before the final test, an individual time trial. In the most unpredictable Grande Boucle in years, the Pyrenees and the Alps have failed to decide who will succeed seven-times champion Lance Armstrong. Yellow jersey holder Oscar Pereiro of Spain will start the day with a 12-second lead over compatriot Carlos Sastre....

2006-07-20 11:58:36

By Jean-Paul Couret MORZINE, France (Reuters) - Floyd Landis produced an incredible comeback a day after saying he had lost the Tour de France, to claim the last mountain stage of the race from Saint-Jean de Maurienne to Morzine. The Phonak rider, who cracked on Wednesday's Alpine stage, crossed the line five minutes and 42 seconds ahead of Spaniard Carlos Sastre (CSC). Oscar Pereiro finished seventh 7:08 off the pace and retained the yellow jersey with a lead of 12 seconds over...

2006-07-20 10:26:43

MORZINE, France (Reuters) - American Floyd Landis won the 17th stage of the Tour de France, a 200.5-km ride from St Jean de Maurienne to Morzine on Thursday. Spaniard Oscar Pereiro Sio retained the overall leader's yellow jersey. Spaniard Carlos Sastre finished second on the stage, five minutes and 42 seconds behind Landis. France's Christophe Moreau took third, 5:58 off the pace. Friday's 18th stage will be the last chance for the secondary riders to take their share of the...

2006-07-19 21:14:21

By Jean-Paul Couret LA TOUSSUIRE, France (Reuters) - The race by elimination in this year's Tour de France will continue on Thursday in the last mountain stage from Saint-Jean de Maurienne to Morzine. American Floyd Landis became the latest victim of an unpredictable race when, wearing the yellow jersey, he cracked on the slopes of the final ascent on Wednesday. Pre-Tour favorites Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso were swept away on the eve of the prologue after being implicated in a...

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