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Saturday, July 16, 2005
The Tour Day Thirteen
Bastille Day!! It is the most important day of the tour for the French. True to the script David Moncoutie jumped out in front early, rode hard and won the stage for France. In fact three of the top four finishers were Frenchman.

With the French out in front, Lance and Discovery were able to take an easy day in the peloton. There was no change in the top of the GC.

The race claimed two important victims today. Sadly Triki Beltran one of Team Discovery's most important climbers crashed and then dropped out of the race. It will be interesting to see how this will effect the team in the Pyrenees. Also out of the race is Tom Boonen holder of the Green Jersey. Boonen crashed yesterday but was able to finish the race. However, his knee swelled to the point of no return and he was forced to withdraw. That puts Thor Hushovd into Green.

11 days to go!

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