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Discovery rider Popovych wins stage; Landis in yellow

Updated: July 14, 2006, 12:56 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CARCASSONNE, France -- Yaroslav Popovych won stage 12 of the Tour de France on Friday, while American Floyd Landis retained the yellow jersey of the overall leader.

Popovych's win was a solo effort, and it came on a day when two of his Discovery Channel teammates -- Paolo Savoldelli and Benjamin Noval -- dropped out of the race. Following a long breakaway with two other riders, the Ukranian took the stage with a solo effort to the line, finishing far ahead of Landis.

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