PARIS (AP) -- Alberto Contador won his third Tour de France on Sunday, heralding the arrival of a new cycling superstar, as seven-time champion Lance Armstrong competed in the race for the last time.
Mark Cavendish of Britain led a sprint to win the 20th and final stage -- a largely ceremonial 63.7-mile course from Longjumeau to the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
Contador of Spain sealed his third title in four years by holding off a challenge from his main rival, Andy Schleck of Luxembourg, in Saturday's individual time trial.
Schleck finished second, 39 seconds back, and Denis Menchov of Russia was third overall.
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