Boonen Wins on Champs Elysees; Armstrong Wins Tour
Today, as always after the final stage of a stage race, there were two heroes.
Today, as always after the final stage of a stage race, there were two heroes. The first was Tom Boonen (Quick Step), who won the 20 th and final stage of the Tour de France. The Belgian wunderkind took the bunch sprint on the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>
Tradition dictates that the Tour?s final stage be a procession for the winner until the race reaches
When the race reached the
In the overall, Armstrong beat Kl?den by and Basso by . In other competitions, Robbie McEwen (Lotto) took the green jersey, Richard Virenque (Quick Step) grabbed a record seventh polka dot jersey, and Vladimir Karpets (Illes Balears) won the white jersey. These riders and others will cross swords in the races of the late summer and fall. Who will prevail at the Olympic Games, the Vuelta a Espana, and the World Cup races? Check in at www.roadcycling.com and find out!
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