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Tour de France

July 09, 2007|Associated Press

A review of what happened in Sunday's stage and a look ahead at what to expect for today's stage:

Sunday stage: The first stage took riders along a 126-mile flat course for sprinters starting in London and winding through the capital's leafy suburbs to finish in Canterbury.

* Winner: Australian sprinter Robbie McEwen of Predictor-Lotto in 4 hours 39 minutes 1 second.

* Yellow jersey: Fabian Cancellara, winner of Saturday's prologue, retains it. Andreas Kloeden, a German rider for the Astana team, is second overall. British cyclist David Millar is third.

* Quote of the day: "It's nice to hear David being shouted with an English accent and not 'Dav-eed! Dav-eed!' "

-- Millar.

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*--* FIRST STAGE RESULTS 1. Robbie McEwen, Australia 4:39.01 2. Thor Hushovd, Norway same time 3. Tom Boonen, Belgium same time 4. Sebastien Chavanel, France same time 5. Romain Feillu, France same time 6. Robert Foerster, Germany same time 7. Oscar Freire, Spain same time 8. Marcus Burghardt, Germany same time 9. Francisco Ventoso, Spain same time 10. Tomas Vaitkus, Lithuania same time

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