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Tour de France stage 15 photos

Mark Cavendish

The day starts with Mark Cavendish talking to the media about his decision to withdraw from the Tour

Cadel Evans

Overnight leader Cadel Evans waits pensively for the start of the stage, knowing that his rivals are bound to attack.

Tour de France

In stark contrast to the searing temperatures of stage 14, the riders set off in treacherous conditions.

Tour de France

The first order of business on the stage is the 20km ascent of the Col Agnel, just 38km from the start.

Oscar Pereiro

The weather closes in again as the main bunch descend the Col Agnel, and 2006 Tour winner Oscar Pereiro falls badly after hitting a barrier and falling several metres onto the road below.

Oscar Pereiro

Pereiro is clearly in pain as the doctor reaches him. He is later diagnosed with suspected fractures to his left shoulder.

Simon Gerrans

Simon Gerrans, out in the breakaway since the 12km-mark, shows off his braces as he wins the stage.

Frank Schleck

But the real winner on the day is Frank Schleck, who takes over the leader's yellow jersey.



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