Casar wins stage, Schleck leads overall

SAINT-JEAN-DE-MAURIENNE, France, July 13 (UPI) -- Sandy Casar's final sprint won Tuesday's Tour de France stage, but Andy Schleck's strong finish allowed him to grab the overall lead.

Dessel claims Tuesday's Tour stage

JAUSIERS, France, July 22 (UPI) -- Cyril Dessel held off a late downhill charge Tuesday from David Arroyo and Sandy Casar and won the 16th Stage of the 2008 Tour de France.

Tour's final days has Contador in lead

ANGOULME, France, July 27 (UPI) -- Alberto Contador has a 1 minute, 50-second overall lead heading into the final two stages of the 2007 Tour de France.

Vasseur takes Tour de France Stage 10

MARSEILLE, France, July 18 (UPI) -- Cedric Vasseur won Wednesday's 10th stage of the Tour de France and Michael Rasmussen finished in group that allowed him to retain his overall lead.

Anti-doping pledge introduced by cyclists

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 19 (UPI) -- The International Cycling Union will ask riders sign to a declaration that they aren't using performance-enhancing drugs in this year's Tour de France. Cycling has been sullied by a series of admissions to doping in recent weeks by top riders, including 1

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.

French take Tour de France 12th stage

DIGNE-LES-BAINS, France, July 14 (UPI) -- French cyclist David Moncoutie gave his country its first victory in this year's Tour de France Thursday, winning the alpine 117-mile 12th stage.

Hushovd wins 8th, Armstrong 6th overall

QUIMPER, France, July 11 (UPI) -- Norway's Thor Hushovd claimed his first stage victory of this year's Tour de France as a closing 10 kilometers ended in a thrilling uphill sprint.

Final Tour de France Standings

PARIS, July 28 (UPI) -- Final results of the 2002 Tour de France:

Sandy Casar (born February 2, 1979 in Mantes-la-Jolie, Yvelines) is a French professional racing cyclist.

Casar turned professional in 2000 after riding for Jean Floch-Mantes as an amateur. As a professional he has always ridden for FDJ.

Casar's talent was revealed in Paris-Nice 2002, which he finished second at 23 years old. He finished 13th in the 2003 Giro d'Italia, in front of climber Marco Pantani. He had his biggest win in a stage of the 2003 Tour de Suisse. He then finished 16th in the 2004 Tour de France, and sixth in the 2006 Giro d'Italia, 25 minutes behind winner Ivan Basso. Casar also won the Route du Sud in 2005.

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