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David Millar takes 12th stage

Updated: July 13, 2012, 2:03 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ANNONAY, France -- David Millar, who describes himself as a reformed "ex-doper," won the longest stage of the Tour de France on Friday while British countryman Bradley Wiggins kept the yellow jersey as the race left the Alps.

Millar led a five-man breakaway in the 12th stage and said he hopes his ride helps fans believe that cyclists can win cleanly. His victory came exactly 45 years after Tom Simpson, the first Briton to wear the yellow jersey, died on the slopes of daunting Mont Ventoux ...

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