Tour de France 2005: Stages 7-9

Stage 7: Riders go down during the final push of the Tour's Stage 7. (Beth Schneider)
Stage 7: Riders go down during the final push of the Tour's Stage 7.

Stage 7: Riders go down during the final push of the Tour's Stage 7.

Stage 7: Australian Robbie McEwen waves to the crowd after having won Stage 7.

Stage 7: Australian Robbie McEwen waves to the crowd after having won Stage 7.
(Beth Schneider)


Stage 8: Rabobank's Denis Menchov and a tired Lance Armstrong at the summit of the Col de la Schlucht.

Stage 8: Rabobank's Denis Menchov and a tired Lance Armstrong at the summit of the Col de la Schlucht.
(Beth Schneider)


Stage 8: Stage winner Pieter Weening and Andreas Kloden on the top of the Col de la Schlucht.

Stage 8: Stage winner Pieter Weening and Andreas Kloden on the top of the Col de la Schlucht.
(Beth Schneider)


Stage 8: Mikael Rasmussen, Santiago Botero, Jan Ullrich, Lance Armstrong, Bobby Julich, and Denis Menchov on the Col de la Schlucht.

Stage 8: Mikael Rasmussen, Santiago Botero, Jan Ullrich, Lance Armstrong, Bobby Julich, and Denis Menchov on the Col de la Schlucht.
(Beth Schneider)


Stage 9: Mikael Rasmussen at the summit of the Stage 9 big climb, the Ballon d'Alsace. Rasmussen finished six minutes ahead of Lance Armstrong, who lost the yellow jersey on the stage to Jens Voigt.

Stage 9: Mikael Rasmussen at the summit of the Stage 9 big climb, the Ballon d'Alsace. Rasmussen finished six minutes ahead of Lance Armstrong, who lost the yellow jersey on the stage to Jens Voigt.
(Beth Schneider)


Stage 9: Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, and other Discovery Channel team members crest the top of the Ballon d'Alsace.

Stage 9: Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, and other Discovery Channel team members crest the top of the Ballon d'Alsace.
(Beth Schneider)


Stage 9: Christophe Moreau climbing amid fans.

Stage 9: Christophe Moreau climbing amid fans.
(Beth Schneider)


Stage 9: CSC's Jens Voigt, who took the yellow jersey from Lance Armstrong.

Stage 9: CSC's Jens Voigt, who took the yellow jersey from Lance Armstrong.
(Beth Schneider)

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