Stage 14: Saint-Gaudens to Plateau de Belle
For the first time in his cylcing career, Belgium's Jelle Vanendert crosses the finish line to win a stage in the Tour de France.
Hold that pose
Jelle Vanendert expresses his excitement as he wins his first-career stage win in the Tour.
Thomas Voeckler (R) clenches his fist as he retains the yellow jersey. He crosses the finish line with Alberto Contador.
Thomas Voeckler, appropriately by himself in this photo, flies past roadside fans on this downhill turn.
Thomas Voeckler grabs a couple energyg bars from a team member.
Sylvain Chavanel leads the breakaway early in the 14th stage.
It's a bird, it's a plane...
No, it''s the peloton! Fans keep a lookout for the riders coming through the mountains.
The young boy at left might be dreaming that someday he too can compete in the greatest cycling event.
David Millar (L) rides in the breakaway it climbs Col de la Core pass.
Two cycling fans wearing masks featuring fellow Brit Mark Cavendish.
Best climber Jeremy Roy (L) and fellow Frenchmen Jean-Christophe Peraud make their way to the start of the 14th stage.
When I say go.....
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme announces the start of the 14th stage in Saint-Gaudens.
Time to remember
Fabio Casartelli's mother (R) is comforted as she attends a ceremony in honor of the cyclist. Casartelli, an Olympic gold medalist, died in a crash during the 1995 Tour de France.
Sun shining on Sammy
It was a beautiful day in Saint-Gaudens when Samuel Sanchez left the signature ceremony prior to the start of the stage.
Vote for me
Francois Hollande, contender for the French Socialist Party nomination to run for France's 2012 presidential election, poses with race leaders at the start.