Ullrich's T-Mobile team gets team jersey
PARIS -- Robbie McEwen of Australia won the green jersey as the Tour de France's top sprinter Sunday, and Richard Virenque of France earned honors as the best mountain climber for a record seventh time.
Vladimir Karpets of Russia won the white jersey as best young cyclist.
McEwen claimed his second sprinting title in three years with 272 points. Thor Hushovd of Norway was second with 247, followed by six-time green jersey winner Eric Zabel of Germany with 245.
Virenque won the polka-dot jersey with 226 points. Overall champion Lance Armstrong was second with 172, followed by Mickael Rassmussen of Denmark with 119.
Karpets was 13th overall -- highest placing among riders born after Jan. 1, 1979. Sandy Casar and Thomas Voeckler, the Frenchman who wore the yellow jersey for 10 stages this year, were next.
The team title went to T-Mobile of overall runner-up Andreas Kloden and fourth-place Jan Ullrich, followed by Armstrong's U.S. Postal Service.
Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press
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