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Omega Pharma-Quick Step team rider Mark Cavendish of Britain gets assistance after crashing during a mass sprint next to the finish line of the first 190.5 km stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Leeds to Harrogate on July 5, 2014.
Omega Pharma-Quick Step team rider Mark Cavendish of Britain gets assistance after crashing during a mass sprint next to the finish line of the first 190.5 km stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Leeds to Harrogate on July 5, 2014.Christian Hartmann—Reuters
Omega Pharma-Quick Step team rider Mark Cavendish of Britain gets assistance after crashing during a mass sprint next to the finish line of the first 190.5 km stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Leeds to Harrogate on July 5, 2014.
The peloton rides up Main Street as stage two of the Tour de France passes through Haworth, Yorkshire on July 6, 2014.
Riders make their way up the short climb in the village of Finchingfield in north Essex during stage three of the Tour de France from Cambridge to London on July 7, 2014.
Thomas Voeckler of France and Team Europcar descends on the cobblestone streets during stage four of the 2014 Tour de France from Touquet-Paris-Plage to Lille on July 8, 2014 in Cassel, France.
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Spain's Alberto Contador eats a banana in as he rides in the pack during the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 194 kilometers (120.5 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Reims, France on July 10, 2014.
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Cyclists riding is seen through a windscreen during the 161 km eighth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 12, 2014 between Tomblaine and Gerardmer La Mauselaine, France.
Decorated bicycles hang from a lamppost as riders arrive for the start of the ninth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 170 kilometers (105.6 miles) with start in Gerardmer and finish in Mulhouse, France on July 13, 2014.
Spain's Alberto Contador (2nd front) rides in the pack during the 161.50 km tenth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 14, 2014 between Mulhouse and La Planche des Belles Filles ski resort, eastern France. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)
Geraint Thomas of Team SKY on a rest day on July 15, 2014 in Besancon, France. (Photo by Scott Mitchell/teamsky.com via Getty Images)
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The pack of riders is reflected in a rear mirror during the 177-km fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race
The pack of riders is on the way during the 15th stage of the 101st Tour de France cycling race, over 222 km from Tallard to Nimes, in France, on July, 20 2014.
France's Thibaut Pinot trains on a stationary bike at his hotel in Pennautier, southern France, during a rest day as part of the 101th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 21, 2014.
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Tinkoff-Saxo team rider Roche of Ireland climbs to Pla d'Adet in the Pyrenees mountains during the 124.5km seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycle race between Saint-Gaudens and Saint-Lary Pla d'Adet
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A group of breakaway riders pedal through a rain storm near the town of Condom in the Pyrenees mountains during the 19th stage of theTour de France cycling race between Maubourguet and Bergerac on July 25, 2014.
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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali (C) rides with his Kazakhstan's Astana teammates prior to the start of the 137.5 km twenty-first and last stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 27, 2014 between Evry and Paris, France.
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