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Tour de France 2008

Kim Kirchen

Maillot jaune Kim Kirchen waves to the crowd before starting stage nine of Le Tour, a 224km hike from Toulouse to Bagneres de Bigorre

Cadel Evans

Australia's Cadel Evans, who lies second in the overall standings, suffers a setback when he injures his elbow in a crash

Le Tour

Today sees the peloton given their first real test in the mountains as the race enters the Pyrenees with two big climbs

Le Tour

Sebastian Lang, Nicolas Jalabert and Aleksandr Kuschynski use flower power as they escape from the main pack

Alejandro Valverde

Me and my shadow: Despite the Australian crashing, Alejandro Valverde (right) cannot shake off Cadel Evans (left).

Riccardo Ricco

Riccardo Ricco, known as 'The Cobra', decimates the field when he launches an attack on the Col d'Aspin

Sebastian Lang

Sebastian Lang is the last of the breakaway trio to be reeled in by Ricco after a brave attempt for a stage victory

Riccardo Ricco

The Italian sends out a warning to the race favourites with his imperious - and explosive - solo break up the Col d'Aspin

Riccardo Ricco

Ricco matches Britain's Mark Cavendish by getting on the podium again after his second Tour stage win this year

see also
Tour de France stage six photos
10 Jul 08 |  Cycling
Tour de France stage five photos
09 Jul 08 |  Cycling
Tour de France stage four photos
08 Jul 08 |  Cycling
Tour de France stage two photos
06 Jul 08 |  Cycling
Tour de France photos
05 Jul 08 |  Cycling


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