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Alberto Contador drops out of Tour

Updated: July 14, 2014, 12:54 PM ET
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PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France -- Two-time champion Alberto Contador has dropped out of the Tour de France on Monday after crashing during Stage 10 in the Vosges mountains.

The 31-year-old Spaniard with Tinkoff-Saxo Bank becomes the second big favorite to drop out this year after defending champion Chris Froome of Britain crashed out in Stage 5.

Winning the 10th stage was Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, who has stamped his dominance on the Tour. Nibali regained the overall race lead ...

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