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Thursday, July 14, 2005
The Tour Day Eleven
Not without surprise on the road up to Corchevel, the first stage in the alps would serve to separate the men from the boys. The big blue train led the Peloton for most of the race. That was enough for Lance to put a big gap on Ulrich and Basso. It was very exciting to see Popovych hang with Lance until the last climb and then lead Lance out on a attack which allowed Discovery to grab the yellow from Voigt and blow up the rest of the field. This was even more amazing as Popy had crashed into the discovery car earlier in the race.

And in an amazing finish, Alejandro Valverde outsprinted Lance to claim the stage win as well as the White jersey. Only Rasmussen and Valverde were able to hang with Lance. T-Mobile was totally blown out of the water.

The race claimed two more riders, both from LAMPRE - CAFFITA.

13 days to go!

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