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Frenchman Thibaut Pinot in action on stage 10 of the Tour

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Vincenzo Nibali in yellow

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Sir Bradley Wiggins

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Tour de France 2014: Tony Gallopin delivers French fireworks as Tony Martin goes solo

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Tour de France 2014: Frenchman Blel Kadri wins stage eight after impressive breakaway - but Alberto Contador steals the show

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