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Armstrong Closes In on Tour de France Win

American Lance Armstrong powers his way to a commanding lead on the second-to-last day of the Tour de France. He is expected to win a record sixth straight Tour victory Sunday. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and Frankie Andreu, a nine-time Tour de France contender.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.