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Last Updated: Thursday, 20 July 2006, 10:19 GMT 11:19 UK
Tour de France stage 17 photos

Spain's Oscar Pereiro

Spain's Oscar Pereiro is back in the yellow jersey as he prepares for more gruelling climbs on the way to Morzine

Floyd Landis

A grim-faced Floyd Landis fields questions before the 200.5km stage, after losing the lead in dramatic style on Wednesday

Russia's Denis Menchov

Russia's Denis Menchov and the peleton power their way towards the Col des Saisies; the first of the day's five climbs

Denmark's Michael Rasmussen

Michael Rasmussen rides with the pack after his breakaway on stage 16 earns the Dane the King of the Mountains jersey

Floyd Landis

Landis launches an incredible charge on the first climb - as if his slide down the placings during stage 16 never happened

The trailing pack

Pereiro and the trailing pack can't match Landis' furious pace as the American starts to open up a sizeable lead

Floyd Landis

Landis manages to sustain his remarkable breakaway and claws himself back into contention for the yellow jersey

Spain's Oscar Pereiro

Pereiro looks to be feeling the heat as Landis holds on to his lead in the approach to the forbidding Col de Joux-Plane

Floyd Landis

Landis negotiates the final climb and preserves his lead over Carlos Sastre, while Patrik Sinkewitz slips from second place

Floyd Landis crosses the finish in Morzine

Landis seals a remarkable fightback that leaves him in third place overall, just 30 seconds behind Pereiro and Sastre

Floyd Landis

Landis celebrates making up eight minutes on his rivals and putting himself back in the running for the finale in Paris

Tour de France stage 15 photos
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Tour de France stage 16 photos
19 Jul 06 |  Cycling

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