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Last Updated: Saturday, 19 July 2003, 12:39 GMT 13:39 UK
Tour de France stage 13 photos

Leader Lance Armstrong and his US Postal team-mates in the French countryside

Overall leader Lance Armstrong is well positioned at the front of the peloton, protected by his US Postal team-mates

Laurent Brochard, Oscar Freire and Alessandro Bertolini head a 10-man breakaway group early in the stage

Laurent Brochard, Oscar Freire and Alessandro Bertolini lead a 10-man group that breaks away less than an hour into the stage

The peloton rides past sunflowers

The peloton passes through picturesque southern France under clear blue skies on another sweltering day

A spectator on a white horse painted with red polka dots rides alongside Lance Armstrong

A spectator on a white horse painted with red polka dots imitating the king of the mountains jersey rides alongside Armstrong

A member of the Tour medical team treats Robbie McEwen's elbow

Australian Robbie McEwen receives attention to his elbow tumbling into a ditch midway through the stage

The peloton are stretched out into the distance along the road

The peloton is stretched out along the road as the riders head towards the two first category climbs late in the stage

Carlos Sastre of the CSC team holds his arms aloft as he crosses the line to win stage 13

Spaniard Carlos Sastre, part of the original breakaway group, makes a decisive move and holds on to win the stage

Jan Ullrich grimaces as he rides towards the finish line for second place in the stage

German Jan Ullrich strives for the line and secures second place to reduce Armstrong's overall lead to 15 seconds

Lance Armstrong pulls on the overall leader's yellow jersey again

Armstrong clings on to the overall lead in the race but know he faces increasing pressure from his challengers

Richard Virenque pulls on the polka dot jersey as he remains ahead in the king of the mountains competition

Richard Virenque retains the polka dot jersey after the first stage in the Pyrenees with a substantial 57-point lead

After the last three nailbiting days, who will win this year's Tour?
Lance Armstrong
Iban Mayo
Jan Ullrich
Alexandre Vinokourov
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