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2010 Tour de France
July, 2010

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Photos from Stage 12, Friday July 16: Bourg-de-Péage - Mende, 210.5 km

Sirotti stationed himself on the final climb, the Côte de la Croix-Neuve (Montée Laurent Jalabert).

Alexandre Vinokourov

Alexandre Vinokourov made a bid for a solo stage win.

Unfortunately for him Contador, with Rodriguez on his wheel, saw a chance to gain time on Andy Schleck.

Jurgen Van Den Broeck

Behind them Van den Broeck (with Schleck on his wheel) was working to limit his losses.

Andy Schleck

Schleck held Contador to just a 10-second time gain.

Andreas Kloden

Andreas Kloden was one of the day's main animators.

Evans and Basso

Cadel Evans and Ivan Basso were a bit further back.

Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins

Rodriguez wins stage 12

Rodriguez was the faster man.

Vinokourov comes in third, sacrificed by Contador in the search for a GC time gain.

Van Den Broeck leads in Schleck, Sanchez (orange, hidden) and Kloden.

Brajkovic leads in the Armstrong group a few minutes later. That should be Sandy Casar on the far left.