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What lies ahead for Tour contenders?

Updated: July 20, 2009, 5:36 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

VERBIER, Switzerland -- Fifteen stages down, six to go before the 2009 Tour de France ends Sunday with the traditional sprint finish on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. As we enter the homestretch, here are the answers to five burning questions on everyone's mind:

Did Alberto Contador essentially win the Tour on Sunday?

Not quite, but his odds improved dramatically with his solo win at Verbier, where he showed he has an extra gear compared to his would-be challengers. It's likely ...

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