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Swiss rider Cancellara wins prologue as Tour de France begins

Updated: July 8, 2007, 10:51 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- On a day when the Tour de France made a rare start in Britain and riders sped past Parliament and Buckingham Palace, the shadow of drugs remained inescapable in cycling.

Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara won the prologue Saturday as the sport's premier event began amid heavy security and with a distinct British accent.

Cancellara, the world time-trial champion who also won the Tour prologue in 2004, completed the 4.9-mile race through downtown London in 8 ...

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