Tour comes down to 'the race of truth'
BORDEAUX, France -- With less than 100 miles left in a 2,262-mile race, it may seem counterintuitive that mere seconds would decide first and second place in the Tour de France. Yet aficionados of the event know that the marathon often comes down to a dash -- not a sprint in traditional cycling terms, but the individual time trial traditionally held on the final weekend.
Alberto Contador, once considered only passable in the race against the clock, has become so proficient at it ...
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