Tour de Cycling - Monday

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- French sports daily L'Equipe is reporting that Andreas Kloden, Yaroslav Popovych, Gregory Rast and Haimar Zubeldia, currently all with Astana, will join Lance Armstrong at Team RadioShack next season.  They assume that Levi Leipheimer and Chris Horner will also join RadioShack but do not have firm info on that.  They also report that RadioShack is close to a deal with Andy Schleck, second overall in the 2009 Tour de France; however, negotiations have been slowed because RadioShack does not want to take Andy's brother Frank. (L'Equipe)

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2009 Tour de France:  In Paris, Alberto Contador (Astana) celebrates a second overall victory
in the Tour de France.
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2009 Tour de France:  Andy Schleck (second, Team Saxo Bank), Contador and Lance Armstrong (third overall) on the podium. Schleck and Contador should battle for years to come.  Armstrong, in a comeback considered successful by most observers, has vowed to come back stronger in 2010, with his new team, RadioShack.
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2009 Tour de France:  Like a rocket, Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) sprinted to a historic 6th stage win in this Tour and a stunning 10th in two Tours.  No rider had ever before won 6 stage sprints in the same Tour.
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