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Tour de France 2008



Yellow jersey holder Cadel Evans changes a tyre

Race leader Cadel Evans makes final preparations prior to the start of stage 14 from Nimes to Digne-les-Bains

Green jersey holder Oscar Freire chats to Evans

Green jersey holder Oscar Freire chats to Evans as the riders prepare to leave Nimes with the famous Arena in the background

The field races along an autoroute near Les Huguets

The field races along an autoroute near Les Huguets with sweltering temperatures making life tough for the riders

Third placed Christian Vandevelde passes the feedzone at Les Huguets

Third placed Christian Vandevelde passes the feedzone at Les Huguets while other cyclists pick up their mussettes

Race fans gather in great numbers to get close to the action

Race fans gather in great numbers to get close to the action as the Tour passes the town of Apt with Evans in the main pack

The peloton passes a lavender field

Evans remains comfortably among the main peloton as it winds its way through the south of France and past fields of lavender

With the hot sun beating down on their backs the riders pass over an ancient bridge

With the hot sun beating down on their backs the riders pass over an ancient bridge as they head for the stage finale

Freire heads for victory in the sprint

The lead changes hands a number of times in the last 10km but it's sprint specialist Freire of Rabobank that emerges at the front

Freire celebrates his victory

Freire claims a thrilling victory in the 194.5km stage ahead of Colombian Leonardo Duque of Cofidis and Germany's Erik Zabel

Freire's victory increases his advantage in the green jersey standings

Freire's victory increases his advantage in the green jersey standings to 27 points over nearest rival Thor Hushovd



see also
Tour de France stage 13 photos
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Tour de France stage 12 photos
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Tour de France stage 11 photos
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Tour de France stage 10 photos
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Tour de France stage nine photos
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Tour de France stage six photos
10 Jul 08 |  Cycling
Tour de France stage five photos
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Tour de France stage four photos
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Tour de France stage two photos
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Tour de France photos
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