Stage 8: Aigurande to Super-Besse Sancy
Movistar's Rui Costa celebrates at the finish line as he wins his first-career stage.
Great race, pal
Thor Hushovd (L) and Cadel Evans shake hands after the stage.
Center of attention
It was a close call, but Thor Hushovd retained the yellow jersey in Stage 8.
Alexandre Vinokourov is among the pack early in the eighth stage.
An elderly woman watches the breakaway group.
Johnny Hoogerland, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, signs autographs prior to the stage.
Alberto Contador (C) shares a laugh with Saxo Bank teammates.
Eat 'n ride
Cadel Evans grabs a bite early in the stage.
A fan protects himself from Mother Nature while waiting for the riders in Evaux-les-Bains.
Fans hark to ancient times as they await the peloton.
That was funny
Philippe Gilbert (L) and Andy Schleck shared a laugh early in the stage.
Ready to ride
With bike ready, George Hincapie waits to take the start of the stage.
That's not his bike
Prior to the start of the stage, Thor Hushovd rides on a bicycle with an old telephone mounted to it.
Long Friday night?
The vertigo-like effect is courtesy a zoom lens combined with a slow shutter speed.