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DAILY RECAP Wednesday's 11th stage



Published: Thu, July 14, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.


A brief look at Wednesday's 11th stage of the Tour de France:
Stage: Wednesday's 11th stage took riders on a 107.5-mile Alpine trek from Courchevel to Briancon, featuring famed climbs such as Col de la Madeleine and Col du Galibier.
Winner: Alexandre Vinokourov, Kazakhstan, T-Mobile, in 4 hours, 47 minutes, 38 seconds.
How others fared: Santiago Botero, Colombia, Phonak, was second, 1 second behind; Lance Armstrong, United States, Discovery Channel, was sixth, 1:15 behind; Jan Ullrich, Germany, T-Mobile, was 15th in the same time as Armstrong.
Yellow jersey: Six-time champion Armstrong keeps the yellow jersey -- he leads Mickael Rasmussen of Denmark by 38 seconds.
Quote of the day: "An all-day effort is never easy and clearly he was motivated. It was impressive." -- Armstrong praising Vinokourov.
Next stage: Today's 12th stage is a 116.2-mile run from Briancon to Digne-les-Bains, taking riders over five less testing ascents.
Associated Press


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