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Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 July 2005, 09:36 GMT 10:36 UK
Tour de France stage 10 photos

Tour leader Jens Voigt signs in for the start of Tuesday's 192.5km stage

Tour leader Jens Voigt signs in for the 192.5km Brignoud to Courchevel stage, which includes two category one climbs

French farmers demonstrate

The stage starts slowly as French farmers demonstrate against the presence of wolves in the Alps

Yuriy Krivtsov (centre) Laurent Brochard (right) and Joost Posthuma break away

But once the race begins in earnest, Yuriy Krivtsov (centre) Laurent Brochard (right) and Joost Posthuma break away

Jens Voigt struggling in the mountains

Voigt, a self-confessed bad climber, finds the pace in the mountains too fast and looks likely to relinquish his lead

Christophe Moreau (left) and team Credit Agricole lead the peloton

Brochard leads the race up the first category one climb, Cormet-de-Rosel, with team Credit Agricole heading the chase

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong's Discovery team take over the chase up the second and final category one climb to Courchevel

Lance Armstrong (right), Mickael Rasmussen and Alejandro Valverde strike for home

Brochard is the last to be caught as Armstrong (right), Mickael Rasmussen and Alejandro Valverde strike for home

Jens Voigt gets a helping hand

Voigt suffers on the climb and quickly loses touch with the peloton, his time as race leader is running out

Ivan Basso struggles on the ride to Courchevel

Armstrong's relentless pace blows away most of the opposition, with much-fancied Ivan Basso left trailing

Jan Ullrich struggles up the mountain

Jan Ullrich (right) also finds the pace too hot and slogs up the mountain some two minutes off the pace

Alejandro Valverde takes stage 10

Armstrong tries to break Valverde in the final kilometre, but the Spaniard comes past the American to win a thrilling sprint

Lance Armstrong in familiar pose

But Armstrong is content with his day's work after regaining the race lead with a 38-second advantage over Rasmussen



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