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Last Updated: Tuesday, 4 July 2006, 10:56 GMT 11:56 UK
Tour de France stage three photos

Australia's Robbie McEwen prepares for stage three

Australia's Robbie McEwen is looking for further success in stage three after securing the green jersey in stage two

Norwegian sprinter Thor Hushovd leads the field out of Esch-sur-Alzette

Norwegian sprinter Thor Hushovd will bid to secure the yellow jersey as the riders set off from Esch-sur-Alzette

A spectator waves a Belgiam flag

The Tour leaves Luxembourg and enters Belgium with Hushovd's Credit Agricole team at the front of the peloton

The field moves through the Ardennes forest

The riders enjoy some welcome shade as they continue to jockey for position in the field of 175

France's Carlos Da Cruz enjoys a sandwich

France's Carlos Da Cruz enjoys a spot of lunch as the field pass through a feeding station

A French boy decides to show his support for his national football team

A French boy decides to show his support for his team ahead of the World Cup semi-final against Portugal on Wednesday

Jens Voigt leads a break

Germany's Jens Voigt leads a five-man break from the peloton - gaining a five-minute lead over the chasing pack

The peloton winds its way through the Belgian countryside

The peloton winds its way through the Belgian countryside as they pursue the leading pack

Alejandro Valverde is comforted after crashing during stage three

Yellow jersey contender Alejandro Valverde crashes out with just 20km left - a broken collarbone ending his participation

Germany's Matthias Kessler celebrates winning stage three

Germany's Matthias Kessler makes a decisive break during the last climb and holds on to secure a dramatic win

Tom Boonen celebrates claiming the yellow jersey

Belgium's Tom Boonen is thrilled after taking the yellow jersey from Hushovd after finishing fourth



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