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Tour de France - stage 17 photos

Cycling fans display their frustration

Cycling fans display their frustration at the latest scandal to rock the sport ahead of the start of stage 16 in Pau

The riders wait at the start in Pau

The famous yellow jersey is conspicuous by its absence following Michael Rasmussen's controversial withdrawal

The Tour heads past straw bales

The Tour heads into the picturesque countryside as the 188.5km stage starts to take shape in warm sunshine

A Frenchman wearing a beret watches the race

A lone Frenchman watches as the Tour de France speeds by with 135 riders remaining on the route to Paris

Spain's Alberto Contador wears the white jersey

Spain's Alberto Contador wears the white jersey and should soon be sporting the yellow at the end of the day

The Tour heads through the tree-lined countryside

The main peloton weaves its way along the mainly flat stage in pursuit of a selection of riders who make a break

Britain's David Millar leads the breakaway

Britain's David Millar is one of the members of the breakaway that extends its lead over the peloton

Daniele Bennati leads the sprint at the finish of the stage

Millar drops off the pace and it's left to Markus Fothen, Daniele Bennati, Martin Elmiger and Jens Voigt to fight it out

Bennati celebrates the win

Bennati dominates the sprint and cruises to his first Tour de France victory with the stage win in Castelsarrasin

Contador puts on the yellow jersey

Contador's Discovery team help to ensure the Spaniard takes the yellow jersey ahead of Cadel Evans



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