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Casar spints to victory in Stage 18 of Tour

Updated: July 27, 2007, 7:41 PM ET
Associated Press

ANGOULEME, France -- Battered by scandal and doping embarrassments, the Tour de France might actually have stumbled upon a sliver of good news.

A competitive finish.

Alberto Contador of Spain and Cadel Evans of Australia could win or lose the race during Saturday's time trial. The race ends Sunday in Paris along the Champs-Elysees.

A slim margin of 1 minute, 50 seconds separates the two riders, each going for a first victory in this ...

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