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Another challenging day in the slopes of the Alps during the Tour de France

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Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador of Spain, leading in the climb towards Alpe d'Huez, right, looks back to see stage winner Pierre Roland of France, left, and Samuel Sanchez of Spain, center, close the gap during 19th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 86 miles starting in Modane Valfrejus and finishing on Alpe d'Huez in France on July 22.

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Cadel Evans of Australia and Team BMC racing leads Pierre Rolland of France and Team Europcar during stage nineteen of the 2011 Tour de France from Modane Valfrejus to Alpe-d'Huez on July 22 on the Col du Galibier, France

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Leopard Trek team riders Andy Schleck (left) and Frank Schleck (center) together with BMC team rider Cadel Evans climb the Alpe d'Huez during the 19th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Modane and Alpe-d'Huez, France on July 22.

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Andy Schleck of Luxembourg celebrates on the podium with the leader's yellow jersey after the 19th stage of the Tour De France cycling race between Modane and Alpe-d'huez, France on July 22.

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