Cloudy Future?

Carlos Sastre
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Carlos Sastre became the seventh Spaniard to win the Tour.
After more than 2,200 miles of racing, cycling's biggest event wrapped up with Carlos Sastre's first Tour win. But a dark cloud of uncertainty won't go away anytime soon. Ford: Now what?

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Bonnie D. Ford on Garmin-Chipotle

A team pledged to ride clean and landed on cycling's biggest stage. Would Garmin-Chipotle and its unproven leader pass the ultimate test?

Tour de France Tracker

Tour Stages -- Total: 2,211.8 miles

7/5 (1) Brest-Plumelec 122.7 mi.
Winner: Valverde; Yellow: Valverde | Story
7/6 (2) Auray-Saint-Brieuc 102.2
Winner: Hushovd; Yellow: Valverde | Story
7/7 (3) Saint-Malo-Nantes 129.3
Winner: Dumoulin; Yellow: Feillu | Story
7/8 (4) Cholet (individual TT) 18.3
Winner: Schumacher; Yellow: Schumacher | Story
7/9 (5) Cholet-Chateauroux 144.2
Winner: Cavendish; Yellow: Schumacher | Story
7/10 (6) Aigurande-Super-Besse 121.5
Winner: Ricco; Yellow: Kirchen | Story
7/11 (7) Brioude-Aurillac 98.8
Winner: Sanchez; Yellow: Kirchen | Story
7/12 (8) Figeac-Toulouse 107.2
Winner: Cavendish; Yellow: Kirchen | Story
7/13 (9) Toulouse-Bagneres-de-Bigorre 139.2
Winner: Ricco; Yellow: Kirchen | Story
7/14 (10) Pau-Hautacam 96.9
Winner: Piepoli; Yellow: Evans | Story
7/15 Rest day  
7/16 (11) Lannemezan-Foix 104.1
Winner: Arvesen; Yellow: Evans | Story
7/17 (12) Lavelanet-Narbonne 104.7
Winner: Cavendish; Yellow: Evans | Story
7/18 (13) Narbonne-Nimes 113.1
Winner: Cavendish; Yellow: Evans | Story
7/19 (14) Nimes-Digne-les-Bains 120.9
Winner: Freire; Yellow: Evans | Story
7/20 (15) Embrun-Prato Nevoso 113.7
Winner: Gerrans; Yellow: F. Schleck | Story
7/21 Rest day  
7/22 (16) Cuneo-Jausiers 97.6
Winner: Dessel; Yellow: F. Schleck | Story
7/23 (17) Embrun-L'Alpe-d'Huez 130.8
Winner: Sastre; Yellow: Sastre | Story
7/24 (18) Bourg-d'Oisans-Saint-Etienne 122.1
Winner: Burghardt; Yellow: Sastre | Story
7/25 (19) Roanne-Montlucon 102.8
Winner: Chavanel; Yellow: Sastre | Story
7/26 (20) Cerilly-Amand-Montrond (TT) 32.9
Winner: Schumacher; Yellow: Sastre | Story
7/27 (21) Etampes-Paris Champs-Elysees 88.9
Winner: Steegmans; Yellow: Sastre | Story

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