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Rasmussen retains yellow jersey at Tour de France

Updated: July 20, 2007, 7:36 PM ET
Associated Press

CASTRES, France -- Tom Boonen of Belgium sprinted to his second stage victory in this year's Tour de France in the 12th leg Friday, when Michael Rasmussen retained his overall lead despite being kicked off the Danish national team for violating drug-testing rules.

Boonen, who wears the green jersey as the best sprinter, clenched his fists in the air after taking the 110.9-mile run from Montpellier to Castres.

The final dash was classic sprinting. Heading ...

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