Tour de France 2003: Stages 12-15

Lance Armstrong in the individual time trial. (Beth Schneider)
Lance Armstrong in the individual time trial.

Lance Armstrong in the individual time trial.

Jan Ullrich prepares to make a winning finish in Stage 12.

Jan Ullrich prepares to make a winning finish in Stage 12.
(Beth Schneider)


Tyler Hamilton, fifth overall in Stage 12 despite a broken collarbone.

Tyler Hamilton, fifth overall in Stage 12 despite a broken collarbone.
(Beth Schneider)


Helpful signs for Lance Armstrong.

Helpful signs for Lance Armstrong.
(Beth Schneider)


Diaper-clad Tour fans show their enthusiasm.

Diaper-clad Tour fans show their enthusiasm.
(Beth Schneider)


CSC Team's Carlos Sastre, exhausted after a winning finish in Stage 13.

CSC Team's Carlos Sastre, exhausted after a winning finish in Stage 13.
(Beth Schneider)


Armstrong finishing fourth in Stage 13.

Armstrong finishing fourth in Stage 13.
(Beth Schneider)


Young French fans cheer on the riders.

Young French fans cheer on the riders.
(Beth Schneider)


Ullrich on the podium after his time trial win, which put him in second place overall.

Ullrich on the podium after his time trial win, which put him in second place overall.
(Beth Schneider)


Armstrong bitterly accepts first place overall after losing to Ullrich in Stage 12.

Armstrong bitterly accepts first place overall after losing to Ullrich in Stage 12.
(Beth Schneider)


Tyler Hamilton perseveres on the way to Luz Ardiden.

Tyler Hamilton perseveres on the way to Luz Ardiden.
(Beth Schneider)


Kazakh Alexander Vinokourov—one of the Tour's most formidable contenders.

Kazakh Alexander Vinokourov--one of the Tour's most formidable contenders.
(Beth Schneider)


Jan Ullrich makes a break in Stage 15.

Jan Ullrich makes a break in Stage 15.
(Beth Schneider)


A group of Tour de France revelers ham it up for the camera.

A group of Tour de France revelers ham it up for the camera.
(Beth Schneider)


A giant cake, created in celebration of the Tour's 100th anniversary.

A giant cake, created in celebration of the Tour's 100th anniversary.
(Beth Schneider)


Lance Armstrong, on his way to winning Stage 15 despite crashing late in the race.

Lance Armstrong, on his way to winning Stage 15 despite crashing late in the race.
(Beth Schneider)

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