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Manuel Beltran

Manuel Beltran's positive test for the banned blood booster erythropoietin (EPO) on Friday overshadows the start of stage eight

Cameramen outside the Liquigas team bus

Beltran has been withdrawn from Le Tour by his team Liquigas, who are the centre of attention as the race prepares to leave Figeac

Liquigas managing director Roberto Amadio

Liquigas managing director Roberto Amadio, who has suspended Beltran, answers journalists' questions about the Spaniard

David De La Fuente, Kim Kirchen and Oscar Freire of Spain

Maillot jaune Kim Kirchen joins King of the Mountains leader David De La Fuente and Oscar Freire, in green, as the peloton leaves Figeac

Le Tour

A French flag is flying as the pack passes through the village of Le Alets in south-central France on its way to Toulouse

Le Tour

It is another wet day on the Tour but the weather improves as the peloton climbs towards the Pont de la Besse pass

Le Tour

It is soon raining again, however, and a spectator takes shelter as the race passes the village of Frejeroques

Mark Cavendish

The pack catches a breakaway group before the end leaving Britain's Mark Cavendish in with a chance of a stage win in a bunch sprint

Mark Cavendish

The Isle of Man rider is again quickest to the line and raises his arms in triumph as he claims his second stage win of a remarkable Tour

Mark Cavendish

Cavendish celebrates on the podium after matching Barry Hoban's achievement of winning two Tour stages in the same year

see also
Tour de France stage six photos
10 Jul 08 |  Cycling
Tour de France stage five photos
09 Jul 08 |  Cycling
Tour de France stage four photos
08 Jul 08 |  Cycling
Tour de France stage two photos
06 Jul 08 |  Cycling
Tour de France photos
05 Jul 08 |  Cycling

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