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Tour de France stage 17 photos

Overview of the Col du Galibier

Tour de France: The brutal 17th stage is in the mountains and takes in the famous L'Alpe d'Huez

The pack during the 17th stage of the Tour

And the riders know they will get no help from the weather as the pack rides off in brilliant sunshine on Wednesday

Carlos Sastre (left) with Frank Schleck (right)

Yellow jersey holder Frank Schleck held a narrow lead over his rivals, including CSC team-mate Carlos Sastre

Russian rider Denis Menchov

As the riders hit the mountains, the physical toll begins to tell on Russian Denis Menchov

Spanish rider Carlos Sastre wins the stage

Carlos Sastre crosses at the end of the monstrous 210.5km 17th stage of the Tour de France to seal a fine stage win

Carlos Sastre takes the leader's yellow jersey

There is more delight for the Spaniard as the win means he takes the yellow jersey - but his lead is slender



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