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McEwen captures 4th stage; Boonen retains yellow

Updated: July 6, 2006, 11:22 AM ET
Associated Press

SAINT-QUENTIN, France -- In a sport ruled for so long by Lance Armstrong, fellow American Levi Leipheimer is hardly a household name. In the next two weeks of the Tour de France, he might become a little more familiar.

The consistently high-performing Butte, Mont., native has reason to fancy his chances of becoming Armstrong's heir: Of the 172 racers still left in cycling's showpiece race that lost top contenders to doping allegations, a crash and illness, only four have ever ...

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