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Stage: The 15th stage took riders on a 116.5-mile ride from Pamiers to Bagneres- de-Luchon, on the French- Spanish border, over a major climb but finishing on the flat.

Winner: Thomas Voeckler won after a solo ride over the Port de Bales and the long stretch down into Bagneres-de-Luchon.

Yellow Jersey: Defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain took the jersey of overall leader by 8 seconds after Andy Schleck suffered a mechanical problem.

Next stage: Today’s 16th stage, the third in the Pyrenees, is one of the toughest of all, taking the riders 124 miles from Bagneres-de-Luchon to Pau. The course goes over the major climbs of the Col de Peyresourde, Col d’Aspin and Col d’Aubisque, as well as the legendary Col du Tourmalet.



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