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Last Updated: Friday, 18 July 2003, 10:58 GMT 11:58 UK
Tour de France stage 12 photos

Baden Cooke in action during stage 12 of the Tour

Australian sprinter Baden Cooke sets out on the second individual time trial of the Tour hoping to protect his green jersey

Stuart O'Grady

Stuart O'Grady, second in the Caraman sprint in the 11th stage, tries to improve on his overall standing of 127th

Laszlo Bodrogi

Laszlo Bodrogi turns up the heat on the pacesetters, finishing 1mins 58secs off early leader Uwe Peschel

Belgian Mario Aerts rides past two models

Belgian Mario Aerts proves he is the model professional as he cruises past two girls posing for a German fashion magazine

World time trial champion Santiago Botero

Last year's winner Santiago Botero threatens to take the green jersey early on with a sparkling display

Italian Dario Andriotto

Italian Dario Andriotto provides a view from the saddle on his way to completing his time trial

A photographer snaps Paulo Bossoni through the trees

A photographer snaps Paulo Bossoni, currently 163rd in the overall standings, from a small parting in the trees

Alex Vinokourov who posts the third fastest time of the stage

Alex Vinokourov completes the final part of his time trial, posting the third fastest time of the stage

An inspiring ride from German rider Jan Ullrich sees him clinch the stage, smashing the hour mark with a time of 58mins 32secs

An inspiring ride from German rider Jan Ullrich sees him clinch the stage, smashing the hour mark with a time of 58mins 32secs

Yellow jersey holder Lance Armstrong takes second in the stage, finishing 1mins 36secs behind Ullrich

Yellow jersey holder Lance Armstrong takes second, finishing 1mins 36secs behind Ullrich

German rider Jan Ullrich

Ullrich is ecstatic at his win after cutting Armstrong's overall lead to just 34 seconds

Lance Armstrong puts on the yellow jersey

Armstrong slips on the yellow jersey but will feel more pressure than he is used to as the race heads into the Pyrenees




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