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Contador becomes youngest Tour de France champ since 1997

Updated: July 29, 2007, 7:00 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- All the right elements were there: The smiling winner in his bright yellow jersey. The fans several rows deep under the majestic trees of the Champs-Elysees.

But something seemed broken about the Tour de France on Sunday -- perhaps forever.

Overshadowing the joy of its newest and youngest winner in 10 years -- Alberto Contador of Spain, who rode for the American Discovery Channel team -- was ominous talk and questions about the very existence of cycling's ...

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