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Vasseur sprints to first stage win in 10 years

Updated: July 18, 2007, 1:48 PM ET
Associated Press

MARSEILLE, France -- Cedric Vasseur became the first French rider to win this year at the Tour de France, and Michael Rasmussen of Denmark kept the overall lead in the 10th stage on Wednesday.

Vasseur, who rides for the Quick Step team, narrowly outsprinted four other cyclists in a breakaway group to cross in 5 hours, 20 minutes, 24 seconds. It was his first win at cycling's biggest race since 1997.

Rasmussen finished safely in 30th place. He is 2:35 ahead of second-place ...

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