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Adriano Malori of Italy leads the Lampre team (Credit: Getty Images)

Adriano Malori of Italy leads the Lampre team during Stage 2 of the 2011 Tour de France 23km Team time trial from Les Essarts-Les Essarts in Cholet, France. (July 3, 2011)

Tour De France photo gallery

The 2011 Tour De France kicked off on July 2 and continues until July 24. Competitors race in 21 stages, covering 2,132 miles.

The Omega Pharma-Lotto cycling team with Philippe Gilbert
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The Omega Pharma-Lotto cycling team with Philippe Gilbert of Belgium in third position, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides during the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race, a team trial over 23 kilometers (14.3 miles) starting and finishing in Les Essarts, western France. Gilbert lost his yellow jersey to Thor Hushovd of Norway. (July 3, 2011)

Adriano Malori of Italy leads the Lampre team
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Adriano Malori of Italy leads the Lampre team during Stage 2 of the 2011 Tour de France 23km Team time trial from Les Essarts-Les Essarts in Cholet, France. (July 3, 2011)

Team Lampre ISD strains during the second stage
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Team Lampre ISD strains during the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race, a team trial over 23 kilometers (14.3 miles) starting and finishing in Les Essarts, western France. (July 3, 2011)

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Vehicles of Le Credit Lyonnais (LCL) bank and
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Vehicles of Le Credit Lyonnais (LCL) bank and Journal de Mickey participate in a publicity caravan parade prior to the start of the 23 km team time-trial and second stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run around Les Essarts, western France celebrates the 30th anniversary of its sponsorship in the Tour de France. (July 3, 2011)

Philippe Gilbert of Belgium adjusts the best climber's
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Philippe Gilbert of Belgium adjusts the best climber's dotted jersey on the podium after the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race, a team trial over 23 kilometers (14.3 miles) starting and finishing in Les Essarts, western France. (July 3, 2011)

A combo made in Les Essarts, western France,
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A combo made in Les Essarts, western France, shows From top, LtoR, Belgium's Omega Pharma-Lotto cycling team riders, with Yellow Jersey of Overall leader, Belgium's Philippe Gilbert (C), competing, Norwegia's Thor Hushovd (L) sprinting on the finish line with teammates, celebrating with teammates for the best cycling team podium and celebrating on the podium his new yellow jersey of overall leader at the end of the 23 km team time-trial and second stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run around Les Essarts. (July 3, 2011)

A young fan, dressed up as a parrot,
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A young fan, dressed up as a parrot, poses on the road as he waits for the riders during the 23 km team time-trial and second stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run around Les Essarts, western France. (July 3, 2011)

The AG2R La Mondiale team are seen in
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The AG2R La Mondiale team are seen in action during the stage two team time trial of the 2011 Tour de France in Les Essarts, France. (July 3, 2011)

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Geraint Thomas of Britain, wearing the best young
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Geraint Thomas of Britain, wearing the best young rider's white jersey, celebrates on the podium after the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race, a team trial over 23 kilometers (14.3 miles) starting and finishing in Les Essarts, western France. (July 3, 2011)

Philippe Gilbert of Belgium adjusts the best sprinter's
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Philippe Gilbert of Belgium adjusts the best sprinter's green jersey on the podium after the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race, a team trial over 23 kilometers (14.3 miles) starting and finishing in Les Essarts, western France. (July 3, 2011)

The Saxo Bank Sungard cycling team with three-time
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The Saxo Bank Sungard cycling team with three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador of Spain leading the team, right, rides during the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race, a team trial over 14.3 miles starting and finishing in Les Essarts, France. (July 3, 2011)

Philippe Gilbert of Belgium celebrates winning the first
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Philippe Gilbert of Belgium celebrates winning the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 191,5 kilometers ( 119 miles) starting in Passage du Gois and finishing in Mont des Alouettes, les Herbiers, western France. (July 2, 2011)

The pack rides in the 191,5 km and
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The pack rides in the 191,5 km and first stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Fromentine La Barre-de-Monts and Monts des Alouettes in Les Herbiers, western France. (July 2, 2011)

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Stage winner Philippe Gilbert of Belgium (l) and
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Stage winner Philippe Gilbert of Belgium (l) and Omega Pharma-Lotto chats to World Road Race Champion Thor Hushovd of Norway and Garmin-Cervelo during stage one of the 2011 Tour de France from Passage du Gois to Mont des Alouettes in Les Herbiers, France. (July 2, 2011)

Belgium's Philippe Gilbert rides with teammates in the
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Belgium's Philippe Gilbert rides with teammates in the pack during the 191,5 km and first stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Fromentine La Barre-de-Monts and Monts des Alouettes in Les Herbiers, western France. (July 2, 2011)

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