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<p>BMC Racing Team's Cadel Evans of Australia, wearing the leader's yellow jersey, holds his bicycle in front the Arc de Triomphe as he celebrates on the Champs Elysees after winning the 98th Tour de France cycling race in Paris, July 24, 2011. 

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BMC Racing Team's Cadel Evans of Australia, wearing the leader's yellow jersey, holds his bicycle in front the Arc de Triomphe as he celebrates on the Champs Elysees after winning the 98th Tour de France cycling race in Paris, July 24, 2011....more

BMC Racing Team's Cadel Evans of Australia, wearing the leader's yellow jersey, holds his bicycle in front the Arc de Triomphe as he celebrates on the Champs Elysees after winning the 98th Tour de France cycling race in Paris, July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>The pack of riders cycle up the Col de l'Ange during the 18th stage from Pinerolo to Galibier Serre-Chevalier at the Tour de France 2011 cycling race, July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse</p>

The pack of riders cycle up the Col de l'Ange during the 18th stage from Pinerolo to Galibier Serre-Chevalier at the Tour de France 2011 cycling race, July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

The pack of riders cycle up the Col de l'Ange during the 18th stage from Pinerolo to Galibier Serre-Chevalier at the Tour de France 2011 cycling race, July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>The pack climbs the Alpe d'Huez mountain during the 18th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Pinerolo to Le Galibier-Serre Chevalier, July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini </p>

The pack climbs the Alpe d'Huez mountain during the 18th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Pinerolo to Le Galibier-Serre Chevalier, July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

The pack climbs the Alpe d'Huez mountain during the 18th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Pinerolo to Le Galibier-Serre Chevalier, July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>The pack pedals during the 17th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Gap to Pinerolo, northern Italy July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

The pack pedals during the 17th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Gap to Pinerolo, northern Italy July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

The pack pedals during the 17th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Gap to Pinerolo, northern Italy July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>Garmin-Cervelo rider Thor Hushovd of Norway climbs during 13th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Pau to Lourdes July 15, 2011. 

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Garmin-Cervelo rider Thor Hushovd of Norway climbs during 13th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Pau to Lourdes July 15, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Garmin-Cervelo rider Thor Hushovd of Norway climbs during 13th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Pau to Lourdes July 15, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>The pack of riders passes next to vineyards during the 16th stage from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Gap at the Tour de France 2011 cycling race July 19, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

The pack of riders passes next to vineyards during the 16th stage from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Gap at the Tour de France 2011 cycling race July 19, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

The pack of riders passes next to vineyards during the 16th stage from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Gap at the Tour de France 2011 cycling race July 19, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>Astana rider Remy Di Gregorio of France rides during the 14th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Saint-Gaudens to Plateau de Beille July 16, 2011, as fans cheer him on. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini </p>

Astana rider Remy Di Gregorio of France rides during the 14th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Saint-Gaudens to Plateau de Beille July 16, 2011, as fans cheer him on. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Astana rider Remy Di Gregorio of France rides during the 14th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Saint-Gaudens to Plateau de Beille July 16, 2011, as fans cheer him on. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>The pack climbs during the 17th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Gap to Pinerolo, northern Italy July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol </p>

The pack climbs during the 17th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Gap to Pinerolo, northern Italy July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

The pack climbs during the 17th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Gap to Pinerolo, northern Italy July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler (wearing the leader' jersey) of France and his teammates cycle past Carcassonne' castle during the 15th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Limoux to Montpellier July 17, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini </p>

Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler (wearing the leader' jersey) of France and his teammates cycle past Carcassonne' castle during the 15th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Limoux to Montpellier July 17, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini...more

Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler (wearing the leader' jersey) of France and his teammates cycle past Carcassonne' castle during the 15th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Limoux to Montpellier July 17, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>The pack rides during the 11th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Blaye Les Mines to Lavaur July 13, 2011.    REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol    </p>

The pack rides during the 11th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Blaye Les Mines to Lavaur July 13, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

The pack rides during the 11th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Blaye Les Mines to Lavaur July 13, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>The pack climbs during the eighth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Aigurande to Super-Besse Sancy July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini </p>

The pack climbs during the eighth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Aigurande to Super-Besse Sancy July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

The pack climbs during the eighth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Aigurande to Super-Besse Sancy July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>Europcar rider and leader's yellow jersey holder Thomas Voeckler of France reads a paper during a photo opportunity on a rest day of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race in Vitrac July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

Europcar rider and leader's yellow jersey holder Thomas Voeckler of France reads a paper during a photo opportunity on a rest day of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race in Vitrac July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Europcar rider and leader's yellow jersey holder Thomas Voeckler of France reads a paper during a photo opportunity on a rest day of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race in Vitrac July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>An artist performs before the start of the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. 

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An artist performs before the start of the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

An artist performs before the start of the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>Omega Pharma Lotto rider Frederik Willems of Belgium holds his arm after a crash during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. Willems retired from the race after the crash. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol </p>

Omega Pharma Lotto rider Frederik Willems of Belgium holds his arm after a crash during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. Willems retired from the race after the crash. REUTERS/Pascal...more

Omega Pharma Lotto rider Frederik Willems of Belgium holds his arm after a crash during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. Willems retired from the race after the crash. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>The pack of riders cycle through the vineyards during the 16th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Saint-Paul Trois Chateaux to Gap July 19, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol </p>

The pack of riders cycle through the vineyards during the 16th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Saint-Paul Trois Chateaux to Gap July 19, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

The pack of riders cycle through the vineyards during the 16th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Saint-Paul Trois Chateaux to Gap July 19, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>Radioshack rider Janez Brajkovic of Slovenia is injured after a crash during the fifth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Carhaix to Cap Frehel July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

Radioshack rider Janez Brajkovic of Slovenia is injured after a crash during the fifth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Carhaix to Cap Frehel July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Radioshack rider Janez Brajkovic of Slovenia is injured after a crash during the fifth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Carhaix to Cap Frehel July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>The pack of riders cycle during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini </p>

The pack of riders cycle during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

The pack of riders cycle during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>Vacansoleil-DCM rider Johnny Hoogerland of the Netherlands is helped after crashing during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Vacansoleil-DCM rider Johnny Hoogerland of the Netherlands is helped after crashing during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

Vacansoleil-DCM rider Johnny Hoogerland of the Netherlands is helped after crashing during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>The pack rides during the 11th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Blaye Les Mines to Lavaur July 13, 2011.    REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol    </p>

The pack rides during the 11th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Blaye Les Mines to Lavaur July 13, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

The pack rides during the 11th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Blaye Les Mines to Lavaur July 13, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>The pack of riders cycle during the 16th stage from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Gap at the Tour de France 2011 cycling race July 19, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

The pack of riders cycle during the 16th stage from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Gap at the Tour de France 2011 cycling race July 19, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

The pack of riders cycle during the 16th stage from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Gap at the Tour de France 2011 cycling race July 19, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>The pack rides during the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, from Dinan to Lisieux, July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini </p>

The pack rides during the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, from Dinan to Lisieux, July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

The pack rides during the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, from Dinan to Lisieux, July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>Spectators cheer as they stand on top of a bale of hay as riders cycle past during the 12th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Cugnaux to Luz Ardiden July 14, 2011.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse  </p>

Spectators cheer as they stand on top of a bale of hay as riders cycle past during the 12th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Cugnaux to Luz Ardiden July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Spectators cheer as they stand on top of a bale of hay as riders cycle past during the 12th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Cugnaux to Luz Ardiden July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>An elderly man looks as the pack rides during the tenth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Aurillac to Carmaux July 12, 2011.   REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol      </p>

An elderly man looks as the pack rides during the tenth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Aurillac to Carmaux July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

An elderly man looks as the pack rides during the tenth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Aurillac to Carmaux July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>The pack of riders cycles during the 16th stage from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Gap at the Tour de France 2011 cycling race July 19, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

The pack of riders cycles during the 16th stage from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Gap at the Tour de France 2011 cycling race July 19, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

The pack of riders cycles during the 16th stage from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Gap at the Tour de France 2011 cycling race July 19, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>A pack of cyclist rides past rows of sunflowers during the 12th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Cugnaux to Luz Ardiden July 14, 2011.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse  </p>

A pack of cyclist rides past rows of sunflowers during the 12th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Cugnaux to Luz Ardiden July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A pack of cyclist rides past rows of sunflowers during the 12th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Cugnaux to Luz Ardiden July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>The pack rides during the tenth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Aurillac to Carmaux July 12, 2011.   REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol   </p>

The pack rides during the tenth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Aurillac to Carmaux July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

The pack rides during the tenth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Aurillac to Carmaux July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>Garmin-Cervelo rider Ryder Hesjedal (C) of Canada leads the pack during the 11th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Blaye Les Mines to Lavaur July 13, 2011.    REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol </p>

Garmin-Cervelo rider Ryder Hesjedal (C) of Canada leads the pack during the 11th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Blaye Les Mines to Lavaur July 13, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Garmin-Cervelo rider Ryder Hesjedal (C) of Canada leads the pack during the 11th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Blaye Les Mines to Lavaur July 13, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>A pack of cyclists ride along the Passage du Gois La Barre-de-Monts during the first stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race, July 2, 2011. 

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A pack of cyclists ride along the Passage du Gois La Barre-de-Monts during the first stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race, July 2, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A pack of cyclists ride along the Passage du Gois La Barre-de-Monts during the first stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race, July 2, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>A man on a horse looks at the peloton cycling during the seventh stage of the Tour de France 2011, from Le Mans to Chateauroux, July 8, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini </p>

A man on a horse looks at the peloton cycling during the seventh stage of the Tour de France 2011, from Le Mans to Chateauroux, July 8, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

A man on a horse looks at the peloton cycling during the seventh stage of the Tour de France 2011, from Le Mans to Chateauroux, July 8, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>The pack rides during the tenth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Aurillac to Carmaux July 12, 2011.   REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

The pack rides during the tenth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Aurillac to Carmaux July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

The pack rides during the tenth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Aurillac to Carmaux July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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