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Stage winner Rui Alberto Costa of Portugal celebrates on the podium of the 8th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 189 kilometers (117.5 miles) starting in Aigurande and finishing in Super Besse Sancy, central France, Saturday July 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Photo by: Laurent Rebours
Stage winner Rui Alberto Costa of Portugal celebrates on the podium of the 8th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 189 kilometers (117.5 miles) starting in Aigurande and finishing in Super Besse Sancy, central France, Saturday July 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

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