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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 July 2003, 11:11 GMT 12:11 UK
Tour de France stage 10 photos

Lance Armstrong is snapped by some Texan fans ahead of stage 10

Four-time winner Lance Armstrong holds the yellow jersey ahead of stage 10, the 195km downhill run between Gap and Marseille

Joseba Beloki is loaded into an ambulance after arriving in Spain

One of Armstrong's main rivals Joseba Beloki arrives back in Spain with multiple fractures after a crash on stage nine

The peloton cross the River Durance at Sisteron in front of the Rocher de la Beaume

The riders cross the River Durance in Sisteron at 50km with an escape pack more than six minutes ahead of the peloton

Some lunchers by the side of the road applaud the breakaway pack of nine riders as they establish a substantial lead

Some lunchers by the side of the road applaud the breakaway pack of nine riders as they establish a substantial lead

The breakaway group led by (R to L) Rene Haselbacher, Jakob Piil, Damien Nazon and  Vicente Garcia Acosta

The breakway group steadily accelerate away from the pack, holding a 23-minute lead as they prepare to enter Marseille

Lance Armstrong rides with his team-mates

Armstrong knows none of the riders ahead can challenge his overall lead and is happy to stay with his US Postal team

Security officers try to remove protesters from the road as they block the peloton

The peloton are further held up when the road is blocked by supporters of a jailed French anti-globalisationist

Jakob Piil and Fabio Saachi race for the line

Fabio Sacchi and Danish rider Jakob Piil go about a minute clear as they sprint towards the finish line

Jakob Piil of the CSC team celebrates his stage win

Piil just holds off Sacchi to claim the stage victory for the CSC team

The peloton ride past Marseille's old harbour

The main pack arrive in Marseille a full 21 minutes off the pace with the front runners sprinting to earn valuable points

Baden Cooke (centre) beats the rest of the peloton in the sprint to the finish line

Baden Cooke (centre) retains the green points jersey after leading the peloton home in the bunch's sprint for the line

Lance Armstrong puts on the yellow jersey after stage 10

Despite finishing well down the field Armstrong retains the yellow jersey, 21 seconds ahead of Alexandre Vinokourov




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