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Last Updated: Monday, 4 July 2005, 10:16 GMT 11:16 UK
Tour de France stage three photos

Tom Boonen shakes hands with Spaniard Manuel Beltran

Belgian Tom Boonen is wearing the green jersey after outsprinting his rivals on stage two

The pack pedal through La Chataigneraie

Thomas Voeckler (L) and overall leader David Zabriskie (yellow jersey) lead the pack through La Chataigneraie

Philippe Gilbert

Belgian Philippe Gilbert is the first to make a breakaway but is re-caught by the peloton after 15km

Lance Armstrong

Favourite and six-time winner Lance Armstrong does his best to stay out of trouble early on

The pack ride past a group of medieval performers

The pack ride past perfomers dressed as medieval characters on horseback in Le-Puy-du-Fou

(L-R) David Canada, Nicolas Portal and Erik Dekker

Nicolas Portal and Erik Dekker follow David Canada before making the first significant break at the front

The pack chase down the leaders

Portal, Dekker and Rubens Bertogliati build up a five-minute lead but they are gradually reeled in

Robbie McEwen (yellow colours) keeps pace with the pack

Australian Robbie McEwen takes up a good position as the stage builds towards a sprint finish

Tom Boonen crosses the line

Tom Boonen crosses the line in front of Peter Wrolich after another perfectly-timed sprint

Tom Boonen acknowledges the crowd

The 24-year-old hangs onto the green jersey after winning his second stage in a row



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