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Tour de France begins with battle between teammates

...Jalabert, ranked No. 1 on the basis of victories and high placings - even in smaller races - and Richard Virenque, the top climber of last year's Tour and third overall. Others top contenders include Yevgeny Berzin of Russia, who beat Indurain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/05/oth_210896.shtml
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Contador begins to catch up in Tour de France

...the Spaniard recovered more than a minute on his runner-up at the last two Tours, Andy Schleck of Luxembourg, a top climber who almost inexplicably didn't keep up on the relatively easy final ascent.Schleck conceded he was "disappointed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2011-07-19/contador-begins-catch-tour-de-fra
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