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Calzati wins Stage 8; Honchar keeps Tour lead

Updated: July 9, 2006, 6:16 PM ET
Associated Press

LORIENT, France -- On World Cup final day, France's Sylvain Calzati gave the nation a reason to start celebrating by winning stage eight of the Tour de France -- only to say he was cheering for Italy's soccer team.

Calzati's father is Italian, his mother French -- a tricky mix given that the two nation's soccer squads were playing Sunday in Berlin.

"I am going to disappoint quite a few people, but it is a good omen for Italy, I hope," Calzati said when asked whether ...

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