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Week 1 of Tour belongs to sprinters

Updated: July 6, 2009, 12:10 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

BRIGNOLES, France -- While two men engaged in a nervy, stirring contest for the Wimbledon championship Sunday afternoon, two of cycling's fastest men gunned their engines in the final yards of the first match sprint of the 2009 Tour de France.

Imagine, if you will, that Andy Roddick and Roger Federer had another player, or two or three or four or five, making the shots that got them to 40-love or break point on their opponent, enabling them to save themselves for one key moment in ...

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