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Gerdemann leaves peleton behind in Alps, wins Stage 7

Updated: July 14, 2007, 4:41 PM ET
Associated Press

LE GRAND-BORNAND, France -- Linus Gerdemann hadn't even finished celebrating his first Tour de France stage victory before sounding a loud drumbeat from the winner's circle: Races can and should be won clean.

The 24-year-old German, riding in his first Tour, captured the leader's yellow jersey as cycling's premiere event entered three days in the Alps with Saturday's seventh stage.

Gerdemann's T-Mobile team has been scarred more than most over doping revelations, ...

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