Landis wins Tour de France

 

Cycling:  Floyd Landis of the Phonak Hearing Systems team won the Tour de France after today's final stage which finished on the Champs Elysees.

The American beat Caisse D'Epargne's Oscar Pereiro by 59 seconds to succeed compatriot Lance Armstrong, who won the event for the previous seven years before retiring from the sport as champion.

Thor Hushovd took the honours for Credit Agricole in the prestigious final stage, edging out Davitamon's green jersey winner Robbie McEwen in a sprint finish, meaning the Norwegian won both the first and the last stage of the Tour