CYCLING: TOUR DE FRANCE RESULTS

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PROLOGUE (Le Puy du Fou, 6.8kms, 4.2 miles): 1 L Armstrong (US) US Postal 8min 2sec; 2 A Zulle (Swit) Banesto +7sec; 3 A Olano (Sp) ONCE +11sec; 4 C Moreau (Fr) Festina +15; 5 C Boardman (GB) Credit Agricole +16; 6 R Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto +18; 7 A Vinokourov (Kazak) Casino +21; 8 S Gonzalez (Sp) ONCE same time; 9 L Brochard (Fr) Festina s/t; 10 G Maignan (Fr) Casino +23; 11 A Peron (It) ONCE s/t; 12 L Dufaux (Swit) Saeco st; 13 S Wesemann (Ger) Telekom +24; 14 C Vandevelde (US) US Postal +25; 15 G Hincapie (US) US Postal +26; 16 S O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole s/t; 17 A Casero (Sp) Vitalicio Seguros s/t; 18 T Hamilton (US) US Postal 27; 19 J Vaughters (US) US Postal s/t; 20 P Tonkov (Rus) Mapei +28. Selected: 22 B Julich (US) Cofidis +28; 109 R Virenque (Fr) Polti +51; 146 M Boogerd (Neth) Rabobank +1min 2sec.

FIRST STAGE (Montaigu to Challans, 208km, 129 miles): 1 J Kirsipuu (Est) Casino 4hr 56min 18sec; 2 T Steels (Bel) Mapei; 3 E Zabel (Ger) Telekom; 4 O'Grady ; 5 S Martinello (It) Polti; 6 J Casper (Fr) La Francaise de Jeux; 7 N Minali (It) Cantina Tollo; 8 G Hincapie (US) US Postal; 9 F Simon (Fr) Credit Agricole; 10 Moreau; 11 C da Cruz (Fr) Big Mat; 12 C Capelle (Fr) Big Mat; 13 J Sweet (Aus) Big Mat; 14 M di Biase (It) Cantina Tollo; 15 S Hinault (Fr) Credit Agricole; 16 L van Bon (Neth) Rabobank; 17 E Aggiano (It) Vitalicio Seguros; 18 P Horillo (Sp) Vitalicio Seguros; 19 R McEwen (Aus) Rabobank; 20 G Mondini (It) Cantina Tollo all s/t. Selected: 34 Olano; 40 Boogerd; 41 Julich; 79 Virenque; 125 Tonkov; 153 Boardman all s/t.

LEADING OVERALL STANDINGS: 1 Armstrong 5hr 4min 20sec; 2 Zulle +7sec; 3 Olano +11 sec; 4 Moreau +15; 5 Boardman +16; 6 Kirsipuu s/t; 7 Verbrugghe +18; 8 O'Grady +20; 9 Vinokourov +21; 10 Gonzalez; 11 Brochard s/t; 12 Hincapie +22; 13 Maignan +23; 14 A Peron (It) ONCE; 15 Vandevelde; 16 Dufaux s/t; 17 Wesemann +24; 18 Casero +26; 19 Hamilton +27; 20 Vaughters s/t. Selected: 21 Tonkov +28; 23 Julich s/t; 111 Virenque +51; 145 Boogerd +1min 02sec.

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