Alejandro Valverde of Spain crosses the finish line to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 143.5 kilometers (89.2 miles) with start in Bagneres-de-Luchon and finish in Peyragudes, Pyrenees region, France, Thursday July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

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Alejandro Valverde of Spain crosses the finish line to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 143.5 kilometers (89.2 miles) with start in Bagneres-de-Luchon and finish in Peyragudes, Pyrenees region, France, Thursday July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Alejandro Valverde of Spain crosses the finish line to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 143.5 kilometers (89.2 miles) with start in Bagneres-de-Luchon and finish in Peyragudes, Pyrenees region, France, Thursday July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
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