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Tour de France 2008



Tour de France leader Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador has the leader's yellow jersey at the start of stage 19 - a time trial from Cognac to Angouleme

Ralf Grabsch

Ralf Grabsch of Germany is among the first riders to complete the 55km course

Sebastien Hinault

Sebastien Hinault of France and Credit Agricole is also one of the first in action

David Millar

David Millar makes a determined start but the Briton's hopes of registering a good time are ruined by a blown tyre

Rabobank's Thomas Dekker

Rabobank's Thomas Dekker will not trouble the leaders after finishing in one hour, five minutes 39 seconds

Russia's Vladimir Karpets

Russia's Vladimir Karpets overcomes a steady start to set the time to beat in one hour, four minutes, 41 seconds

Levi Leipheimer

America's Levi Leipheimer scorches round the course and takes just under two minutes off Karpets's time to lead

Australia's Cadel Evans

The pace is too hot for Cadel Evans who, in his quest to take the yellow jersey, finishes 51 seconds behind Leipheimer

Tour leader Alberto Contador

Contador is also unable to overhaul Leipheimer's stunning time and comes in fifth, two minutes 18 seconds adrift

Alberto Contador retains the yellow jersey

The Spaniard retains his yellow jersey though and leads Evans by 23 seconds and Leipheimer by 31 going into the final day

Levi Leipheimer celebrates winning stage 19

For Leipheimer, it is a first Tour stage victory and sets up what could be a thrilling 146km race from Marcoussis to Paris



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