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.