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Caisse d'Epargne's Sanchez wins seventh stage

Updated: July 11, 2008, 1:25 PM ET
Associated Press

AURILLAC, France -- Luis-Leon Sanchez of Spain won the seventh stage of the Tour de France Friday, moving ahead with 2½ miles to go and holding on for the victory.

Kim Kirchen of Luxembourg retained the yellow jersey as the overall leader after Friday's windy stage of 99 miles from Brioude to Aurillac in the Auvergne.

Caisse d'Epargne's Sanchez was part of a group of four riders that broke away before the major climb but was caught toward the end of the race.

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