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July 25, 2009
Alberto Contador of Spain virtually secured his second Tour de France crown after the race's 20th and penultimate stage won by Spaniard Juan Manuel Garate on Saturday. On the third and final summit of the race the 2007 champion proved imperial as his main rival Andy Schleck, of Saxo Bank, launched a series of attacks with his brother Frank on the 21.1km climb to the legendary summit of Mont Ventoux.
(Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)
Tour de France Stage 20 Photo Gallery: Mount Ventoux
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