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Tour de France 2008



Riders leave Marseille at the start of stage 11

The riders face another relatively flat ride to Montpellier on Thursday as the race winds west towards the Pyrenees

Riders leave Marseille at the start of stage 11

Denmark's Michael Rasmussen is still in the yellow jersey with a lead of two minutes 35 seconds in the overall standings

Riders in Marseille

Alejandro Valverde is second in the standings with Iban Mayo four seconds behind as the riders start on the 182.5km stage

Philippe Gilbert, Fabian Wegmann, Xavier Florencio and Dimitri Fofonov break away from the peloton

Philippe Gilbert, Fabian Wegmann, Xavier Florencio and Dimitri Fofonov form the second - more successful - break of the day

Alexandre Vinokourov rides in the peloton

Alexandre Vinokourov and Astana pick up the pace in the pack and the peloton starts to stretch out

David Millar joins the leaders

Britain's David Millar, meanwhile, completes a massive effort to hunt down and catch the lead break

The peloton

The peloton splits into two, with Christophe Moreau slipping backwards as the other group closes on the breakaway

A shot of the riders

The pack set a furious pace and catch up with the breakaway with 34km to go, while Moreau's group slips further behind

Leaders sprint for the line

The narrow bends running into the finish claim several victims but the leaders shoot through for a sprint to the line

Robbie Hunter wins stage 11

South African Hunter pulls off a strong finish to clinch a stage win for Barloworld ahead of Fabian Cancellara in Montpellier

Christophe Moreau

Moreau's earlier crash costs him dear and he drops out of the top 10 in the standings, finishing three minutes behind

Tom Boonen

Tom Boonen is back in the green jersey despite coming off on the last stretch, while Rasmussen holds on to the yellow



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Tour de France - stage 10 photos
18 Jul 07 |  Cycling


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