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Tour de France 2008



Spain's Carlos Sastre sets off in the yellow jersey

New Tour de France leader Carlos Sastre is the centre of attention as he prepares to start the 196.5km 18th stage to Saint Etienne

The riders leave Bourg d'Oisans

Sastre and his CSC team-mates lead the peloton, accompanied by police motorbikes, as they head out of Bourg d'Oisans

Green jersey leader Oscar Freire and maillot jaune Sastre have a good old natter as the 18th stage gets under way

Green jersey leader Oscar Freire and maillot jaune Sastre have a good old natter as the 18th stage gets under way

Frank Schleck and Carlos Sastre discuss tactics

Sastre also has time to catch up with CSC team-mate Frank Schleck in an uneventful stage for the Tour's main contenders

Marcus Burghardt and Romain Feillu cross a bridge

Marcus Burghardt and Romain Feillu break clear, with Burghardt catching another escapee, Carlos Barredo, after 75km

Marcus Burghardt is delighted with his stage win

Burghardt and Barredo stay clear until the end and Burghardt wins the sprint to the line, leaving his Spanish rival furious at missing out

Marcus Burghardt waves to the crowd after his stage win

Burghardt, a team-mate of Britain's Mark Cavendish, waves to the crowd after securing Columbia's fifth stage win of this year's Tour



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