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Stage 19 analysis: And then there were two

A spectacular day’s racing in the Alps saw a popular French winner and the battle for the yellow jersey narrowed to two men.

Stage 18 analysis: Andy Schleck lands a heavy blow

Andy Schleck outwitted and outrode his rivals with an incredible long-range attack to win atop the Col du Galibier.

Stage 17 analysis: Going solo down in Pinerolo

For the second day running, the descent of a category two hill threw a hand grenade into the front group of the Tour.

Stage 16 analysis: Son of the Manse

Thor Hushovd won his second mountain stage of the Tour in Gap, while Andy Schleck faltered on the Col de Manse, perhaps losing his chance of winning the yellow jersey.

Stage 14 analysis: Doubting Thomas grows in confidence

The favourites cancelled each other out on Plateau de Beille. Is Thomas Voeckler suddenly looking like a possible Tour winner?

Who’s going to win the Tour?

Cadel Evans, very possibly. Here’s why.

Stage eight analysis: The phoney war

Heroic performances from Thor Hushovd saw him finishing the day wearing the yellow jersey, and the stage saw the first successful long-range attack of the 2011 Tour, but the race favourites rode cagily to Super Besse.

Tour talking points, part one

Analysis behind the headlines at the Tour de France.

Stage one analysis: Gilbert first. The rest, nowhere

Crashes, and one of the strongest uphill sprinters ever seen in cycling, wrought carnage in the Vendée.

Riis, Contador and the elephant in the room

Saxo Bank manager Bjarne Riis and team leader Alberto Contador gave a less-than-convincing performance at their pre-Tour press conference