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In the final stage of the Tour, Mark Renshaw had a fantastic solo leadout of teammate Mark Cavendish allowing the fastest man on two wheels to take one of the most prestigious sprinting stage's in pro cycling.
Renshaw placed second after he along with George Hincapie lead a jolting lead out that caught Team Garmin-Slipstream by surprise and gave Renshaw a clear path to the finish line. Cavendish then sprinted by himself to the stage win, his 6th of the tour and his 10th in the past two tours.
Alberto Contador won the Yellow Jersey making him the Overall Winner of the Tour, Andy Schleck won the Best Young Rider of the Tour for the second time in a row, Thor Hushovd won the Green Jersey for the second time in his career, and Franco Pellizotti won the King Of The Mountains Polka-Dot Jersey.
In all it was an excellent tour that supplied cycling fans with valiant efforts from not only the Tours' top cyclists but also cyclists who's goal was to just win a stage. These three weeks in July won't be forgotten for a very long time, and next years tour is already looking very intruging with a couple new teams joining. Including Lance Armstrong's new Team Radioshack.
The next Grand Tour is the Vuelta a España, where Alberto Contador will defend his Gold Jersey.
In this picture, Mark Cavedish displays how many Stage wins he has in the 2009 Tour de France.