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Cadel Evans poised to win Tour de France as final stage begins with pack heading to Paris
PARIS (AP) ' Cadel Evans is wearing the yellow jersey as Tour de France riders set off for the largely ceremonial 21st stage to the finish on Paris' Champs-Elysees.
The BMC team leader is set to become the first Australian to win the race after the 59-mile ride from the southeastern suburb of Creteil to the French capital on Sunday.
The two-time runner-up answered his critics a day earlier by wresting the race lead from Andy Schleck of Luxembourg in the final time trial.
Before setting off, riders observed a minute of silence in tribute to the victims of the attacks in Norway.
This year's edition of the 108-year-old race offered one of the most exciting finishes in years ' and without a serious doping blight that marred past Tours.