Tour de France 2006: Stages 17-20

Start of the Tour de France finale on Paris' Champs-Elysees. (Beth Schneider)
Start of the Tour de France finale on Paris' Champs-Elysees.

Start of the Tour de France finale on Paris' Champs-Elysees.

Dutch Quick Step team member Servais Knaven wins Stage 17.

Dutch Quick Step team member Servais Knaven wins Stage 17.
(Beth Schneider)


Jan Ullrich racing at top speed in Saturday's time trial.

Jan Ullrich racing at top speed in Saturday's time trial.
(Beth Schneider)


Britain's David Millar battle's Italy's Fabio Sacchi to win Stage 19.

Britain's David Millar battle's Italy's Fabio Sacchi to win Stage 19.
(Beth Schneider)


Lance Armstrong clinched his victory by finishing just ahead of Ullrich in Saturday's time trial.

Lance Armstrong clinched his victory by finishing just ahead of Ullrich in Saturday's time trial.
(Beth Schneider)


Armstrong was awarded a box of oranges by the Tour photographers on Sunday, for being the most cooperative racer.

Armstrong was awarded a box of oranges by the Tour photographers on Sunday, for being the most cooperative racer.
(Beth Schneider)


Armstrong's wife Kristen and son Luke.

Armstrong's wife Kristen and son Luke.
(Beth Schneider)


Kristin Armstrong, Luke Armstrong, actor Robin Williams, and cycling coach Jim Ochowicz watch the Tour's final stage in Paris.

Kristin Armstrong, Luke Armstrong, actor Robin Williams, and cycling coach Jim Ochowicz watch the Tour's final stage in Paris.
(Beth Schneider)


Lance Armstrong shares the podium with second-place winner Jan Ullrich and third-place finisher Alexandre Vinokourov.

Lance Armstrong shares the podium with second-place winner Jan Ullrich and third-place finisher Alexandre Vinokourov.
(Beth Schneider)


Baden Cooke, Armstrong, and Richard Virenque on the Paris podium. They were the leaders in three categories: sprint, overall, and mountains.

Baden Cooke, Armstrong, and Richard Virenque on the Paris podium. They were the leaders in three categories: sprint, overall, and mountains.
(Beth Schneider)


Kristen Armstrong hugs U.S. Postal team director Johan Bruyneel after Lance Armstrong's victory.

Kristen Armstrong hugs U.S. Postal team director Johan Bruyneel after Lance Armstrong's victory.
(Beth Schneider)


Tyler Hamilton's CSC team on the podium, after winning first place in the team category.

Tyler Hamilton's CSC team on the podium, after winning first place in the team category.
(Beth Schneider)


Armstrong is awarded the overall Tour championship.

Armstrong is awarded the overall Tour championship.
(Beth Schneider)


Winner of five consecutive Tour de France titles, Lance Armstrong.

Winner of five consecutive Tour de France titles, Lance Armstrong.
(Beth Schneider)

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