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  Friday, 26 July, 2002, 15:44 GMT 16:44 UK
Hushovd wins thriller
Stage 18:
Cluses - Bourg en Bresse, 176.5km

Armstrong begun the day as the yellow jersey holder
Lance Armstrong begins his bid to retain the yellow jersey in stage 18 of the Tour de France

Stage 18 of the Tour de France
Armstrong's yellow jersey sets him apart from the crowd as he rides with the pack

A cow does an unconvincing impersonation of Lance Armstrong
The peleton passes a yellow-jersey wearing, but otherwise disinterested, French cow

Amstrong is bidding for a fourth straight Tour de France title
Overall leader Armstrong rides past a farm ahead of Lithuania's Raimondas Rumsas

Hushovd and Mengin were invloved in a tight finish to stage 18
Thor Hushovd of Norway and France's Christophe Mengin sprint for the line in a thrilling finish

Hushovd salutes the crowd after his win
Hushovd celebrates a dramatic stage victory, but it's not enough to dislodge Lance Armstrong from yellow

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