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How the Tour was won: 5 key stages of fabulous drama


PARIS (AP) — Before its damp-squib finish, with two last Alpine stages truncated by landslides and a hailstorm, the 2019 Tour de France thrilled — unusually — almost daily, guaranteeing that the three-week odyssey through Belgium and France will long be remembered as one of the best races of recent decades.

Here's a look at five key stages where the drama unfolded:


STAGE 3: On a short but very sharp hill in Champagne country, Julian Alaphilippe rises out of his saddle and puts on the after-burners , stamping on his pedals to leave behind all contenders for the overall Tour title....

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