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Spain's Sastre wins Tour de France

PARIS, July 27 (UPI) -- Spanish cyclist Carlos Sastre won the 2008 Tour de France Sunday, besting Australia's Cadel Evans by 58 seconds in the overall standings.

Landis denies doping

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Fired by his cycling team and threatened with the loss of his Tour de France title, Floyd Landis said Monday that he took no banned substances.

American Landis holds overall Tour lead

MONTCEAU-LES-MINES, France, July 22 (UPI) -- Ukrainian Serguei Honchar won Saturday's 19th stage of the Tour de France and American Floyd Landis holds the overall lead going into the final stage.

Italy's Tosatto wins 18th stage of Tour

MACON, France, July 21 (UPI) -- Italian Matteo Tosatto sprinted ahead of countryman Cristian Moreni to win the 18th stage of the Tour de France but the overall race leader remained unchanged. Spanish cyclist Oscar Pereiro finished in 25th place -- eight minutes behind Tosatto -- but ret

Landis storms back into Tour contention

MORZINE, France, July 20 (UPI) -- American Floyd Landis stormed back into contention at the Tour de France Thursday, one day after he appeared to have no chance of winning.

Schleck wins 15th stage; Landis in lead

L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France, July 18 (UPI) -- Frank Schleck of Luxembourg pulled away in the final few kilometers Tuesday to capture the 15th stage of the Tour de France.

Fedrigo wins 14th stage of Tour de France

GAP, France, July 16 (UPI) -- Pierrick Fedrigo of France won Sunday's 14th stage of the 2006 Tour de France, while Spaniard Oscar Pereiro maintained his overall lead.

Guerini wins 19th stage Tour de France

LE PUY-EN-VELA, France, July 22 (UPI) -- Italy's Giuseppe Guerini won Friday's 19th stage of the Tour de France and six-time champion American Lance Armstrong is still going strong.

Pereiro wins 16th stage, Armstrong leads

PAU, France, July 19 (UPI) -- Spain's Oscar Pereiro won the 16th stage of the Tour de France Tuesday, cycling the 111-mile stretch from Merenx to Pau in four hours, 38 minutes, 40 seconds.

Pereiro takes Tour de France's 16th stage

PAU, France, July 19 (UPI) -- Spain's Oscar Pereiro won the 16th stage of the Tour de France Tuesday, doing the 111-miles from Merenx to Pau in four hours, 38 minutes and 40 seconds.
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Óscar Pereiro Sio (born August 3, 1977 in Mos, Galicia) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer best known for winning the 2006 Tour de France after the original winner, Floyd Landis, was disqualified for failing a series of doping tests. Pereiro currently rides for the Caisse d'Epargne cycling team. He is a former member of the Portugal-based team Porta da Ravessa (2000 to 2001) and the Swiss-based team Phonak Hearing Systems (2002 to 2005).

Pereiro placed tenth in the 2004 Tour de France, 22 minutes 54 seconds behind Tour winner Lance Armstrong. He was awarded the Most Aggressive Rider Award in the 2005 Tour de France after powering the winning breakaways in Stages 15, 16 and 18. He was the Stage 16 winner - just edging out Spain's Xabier Zandio, Italy's Eddy Mazzoleni and Australia's Cadel Evans. His efforts on Stage 15, the toughest stage of the Tour, were highly admired by the peloton. He finished second that day to Discovery Channel's George Hincapie after "pulling" for most of the final climb up the Pla D'Adet.

Pereiro was considered a leader on Phonak along with Landis and Santiago Botero in 2005 - his last year riding for the team.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Oscar Pereiro."
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