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Contador keeps yellow jersey with seconds to spare

Updated: July 29, 2007, 2:47 AM ET
Associated Press

ANGOULEME, France -- With Lance Armstrong chattering in his ear, Alberto Contador churned out the miles, his lead dwindling along with the chance to wear the winner's yellow jersey at a Tour de France that will be remembered for its scandals.

The 24-year-old Discovery Channel cyclist beat the clock in Saturday's time trial to seal the victory at cycling's biggest event, where the pre-race favorite was accused of cheating, and the longtime leader was sent home for lying.

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