July 20, 1996 in Sports

Frenchman Takes Stage

Compiled From Wire Services

Frederic Moncassin of France won the 19th stage of the Tour de France the same way he took the first - in a photo finish.

Meanwhile, Danish cyclist Bjarne Riis easily retained the overall lead of the Tour with only two stages remaining. Riis, 3 minutes, 59 seconds in front of teammate Jan Ullrich of Germany in the overall standings, is all but certain to win his first Tour when the 21-stage race ends Sunday in Paris.

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