Sunday, 25 July 2010

Contador wins his third Tour de France

Alberto Contador won his third Tour de France, winning a largely ceremonial final stage Sunday from Longjumeau to Paris.

Contador, who was sipping a glass of champagne en route to the Champs-Elysees and held up three fingers to signal his probable third Tour win, extended his lead over nearest challenger Andy Schleck to 39 seconds in Saturday's time trial.

Contador was poised to join Greg LeMond, Louison Bobet and Philippe Thys as a three-time Tour champions. Lance Armstrong is the most successful Tour rider with seven consecutive wins, between 1999 and 2005.

Go Spain!

1 comment:

  1. I watched the entire Tour on Eurosport (as I have been doing since 1997). I'm a great fan of AC and I'm pleased he won. It was a hard fight with Anyd Schlek!