Sandy Casar Tour de France 2007 st 18

Frenchman Sandy Casar (Francaise des Jeux) has won a largely uneventful stage 18 of the Tour de France, the last before the final crucial time trial that will decide the overall winner and Sunday?s stage to the Champs Elysées.

Second on the 211 kilometre stage from Cahors to Angouleme was Axel Merckx of T-Mobile. Casar - who had crashed early on when he hit a dog ? led out the final uphill sprint from a long way out to take finally win a stage in this year's Tour after several attempts.

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