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Contador holds off Armstrong to stay in front

SPAIN&rsquo;S Alberto Contador remained in pole position in the race for the Tour de France yellow jersey after yesterday&rsquo;s 16th stage in the Alps, from Martigny to Bourg-Saint-Maurice.<br /><br />The 26-year-old finished 10th in the Alpine stage and now leads seven-time champion Lance Armstrong by one minute and 37 seconds.<br /><br />Britain&rsquo;s Bradley Wiggins remains in third, a further nine seconds back.<br /><br />Contador&rsquo;s fellow Spaniard Mikel Astarloza clinched his first victory of the season on the 159km stage with Sandy Casar coming home in second.<br /><br />The Tour finishes in Paris on Sunday.