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Ricco wins sixth stage of Tour; Kirchen grabs overall lead

Updated: July 10, 2008, 2:07 PM ET
Associated Press

SUPER-BESSE, France -- Kim Kirchen became the first Luxembourg rider in 50 years to take the yellow jersey in the Tour de France while Riccardo Ricco of Italy sprinted to a mountaintop victory Thursday in the sixth stage.

Kirchen claimed the overall lead after Stefan Schumacher fell in the final yards. The German had worn the yellow jersey for two days since winning Tuesday's time trial.

Ricco was one second ahead of two top riders -- Alejandro Valverde of Spain and Cadel ...

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