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French police outside the Barloworld cycling team's hotel in Tarbes

Day 11 of the Tour begins amid acrimony as police raid the Barloworld hotel and detain Moises Duenas Nevado following a failed drugs test

Cadel Evans

Overall leader Cadel Evans looks in relaxed mood before the start of the 167.5km transition stage between Lannemezan and Foix

Frank Schleck

Luxembourg's Frank Schleck, one second behind Evans in the overall standing, is mobbed by autograph hunters in Lannemezan

Stage 11 of the Tour de France passes the village of La Ribereuille

A shepherd and his goat watch on from a grass bank as the pack passes through the village of La Ribereuille

Paolo Longo Borghini crashes

The day goes from bad to worse for Barloworld as Paolo Longo Borghini crashes close to the 50km mark and breaks his collarbone

Paolo Longo Borghini

With his injury visible through his vest, Borghini is helped from a ditch by a policeman and is forced to withdraw from the Tour

Stage 11 of the Tour de France passes the outskirts of Lannemezan

Spectators of all ages line the route on a glorious day as the pack passes by on the outskirts of Lannemezan

The riders take on a category one climb at Col de Portel

The riders have to contend with a category one climb, the Col de Portel, and a group of 12 soon break away from the peloton

Kurt-Asle Arvesen leads the breakaway 12

Norway's Kurt-Asle Arvesen, bidding for his debut Tour stage victory, leads the breakaway 12

Amael Moinard

But French rider Amael Moinard of the Cofidis team then breaks away from the other 11 about 9km from the summit of Col de Portel

Kurt-Asle Arvesen

Moinard holds out valiantly over the Col del Buich but Arvesen and Martin Elmiger take control over the closing kilometres

Kurt-Asle Arvesen (left) and Martin Elmiger (right)

Arvesen and Elmiger go shoulder-to-shoulder but Arvesen has the best line of attack out of the final corner and edges out the Swiss

Kurt-Asle Arvesen

After beating Elmiger and Italy's Alessandro Ballan to the line, Arvesen, the Norwegian national champion, celebrates in style



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