Last week of vertical torture, far more uphill than in 2012, should decide Tour de France

  • by: JOHN LEICESTER , AP Sports Writer
  • Updated: July 13, 2013 - 3:10 PM

LYON, France — Now, the Tour de France goes sharply uphill, much more sharply than last year. More likely than not, the champion who will be crowned next Sunday in Paris will be the rider who copes best with this last week of vertical torture.

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