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Last Updated: Thursday, 17 July 2003, 13:34 GMT 14:34 UK
Tour de France stage 11 photos

The peloton gets underway at the start of stage 11

The peloton moves away at the start of the 11th stage between Narbonne and Toulouse

Belgium's Rik Verbrugghe falls off his bike

A crash brings down Belgium's Rik Verbrugghe soon after the stage begins as the peloton stays bunched together

Lance Armstrong and the pack ride past a sunflower field

Overall leader Lance Armstrong stays with the pack as the stage takes them past the old medieval town of Carcassonne

The peloton rides past Carcassonne

Carcassonne provides a stunning backdrop as the riders look to catch a breakaway of eight riders who hit the front early

Lance Armstrong heads the peloton

Armstrong has a quick snack as he heads the peloton's chase to catch the breakaway riders

Spain's Juan Antonio Flecha leads the field

Spain's Juan Antonio Flecha hits the front of the leading group and quickly opens up a gap ahead of the other riders

Lance Armstrong rides in front of Kazakhstan's Alexandre Vinokourov

Armstrong is closley shadowed by Kazakhstan's Alexandre Vinokourov, one of his main challengers for the yellow jersey

Juan Antonio Flecha wins stage 11

Nobody is able to catch Flecha as he races away to claim victory by just four seconds

Juan Antonio Flecha celebrates his win

Flecha of the team shows his delight at winning a stage in his first ever Tour

Arnold Schwarzenegger  raises Lance Armstrong's hand on the podium after the American retained the yellow jersey

Armstrong is joined on the podium by movie legend Arnold Schwarzenegger as he retains his 21-second lead over Vinokourov

Australia's Baden Cooke retains the green jersey

Meanwhile Australian Baden Cooke retains the green sprinters jersey...

Frenchman Richard Virenque dons the polka dot jersey

..And Frenchman Richard Virenque protects his 'King of the Mountains' polka dot jersey




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