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Cadel Evans of Australia wins Tour de France

Updated: July 24, 2011, 11:34


A spectator runs alongside Andy Schleck of Luxembourg, center, and Cadel Evans of Australia, left, during the 19th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 109.5 kilometers (86 miles) starting in Modane Valfrejus and finishing on Alpe d'Huez, Alps region, France, Friday July 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Joel Saget, POOL)

PARIS (AP) Cadel Evans has won the Tour de France, becoming the first Australian champion in cycling's greatest race.

The 34-year-old Evans crossed the finish line on the Champs-Elysees on Sunday at the end of the largely ceremonial final stage. He had virtually secured the title with his ride in the time trial in Grenoble a day earlier.

Andy Schleck of Luxembourg finished second overall for the third straight year, with brother Frank Schleck in third.

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