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By Steve King
Topic - Andy Schleck
Given the way Chris Froome is riding, he could take a big step toward winning the Tour de France on Wednesday.
After two runner-up finishes, Cadel Evans finally stood on the top of the podium on the Champs-Elysees as champion of cycling's greatest race.
Cadel Evans seized the Tour de France yellow jersey in the next-to-last stage Saturday, all but giving Australia its first victory in cycling's showpiece event and capping one of the most dramatic races in years.
If Andy Schleck is to finally win the Tour de France, he's going to have to overcome one final obstacle on his own.
Andy Schleck led a daring attack in the Alps to win the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, putting him within seconds of the yellow jersey and quashing Alberto Contador's hopes of a fourth title.
This year's Tour de France was marked by rivalry, battles, reconciliation and cheering crowds.
Alberto Contador won his third Tour de France in four years Sunday, heralding the arrival of a new cycling superstar even as seven-time champion Lance Armstrong finished the race for the last time.
Close the book on the Lance Armstrong era at the Tour de France. He has.
Just four days into the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong is off to a rough start.
Schleck, who gingerly returned to the race, said he didn't hit a spectator.
"I guess it was my own fault," said Schleck, who collided with another rider and hurtled over his handlebars.