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Wednesday, October 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Tour Enters Paris Finale

By Compiled From Wire Services

Denmark’s Bjarne Riis protected his lead in the Tour de France, and headed for Paris just about assured he will win the cycling classic.

Runner-up Jan Ullrich of Germany won the 40-mile individual time trial on the race’s next-to-last day. Ullrich nearly moved into the overall lead when he finished the 20th stage of the 21-stage race in 2 minutes, 18 seconds ahead of Riis.

But Riis, who started the day nearly 4 minutes ahead of Ullrich, finished fourth in the time trial, and held a lead of 1:41 when the day was over.

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Tags: briefly, cycling

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