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Tour de France - Stage 15 results

Here are the results from Stage 15 of the TdF (Foix Loudenvielle - Le Louron)

Alexandre Vinokourov is looking more and more like the man who cannot die. They knock him down and he keeps coming back. After yesterday's crash, and another fall on his injured knee, many thought he was finally written off. He proved them all wrong today by breaking away from the peleton to win this difficult mountain stage. With 28 minutes to make up on Rasmussen, however, it would take several miracles at this point to end up in the yellow jersey in Paris.  

Today's Results:
1. Vinokourov (Kz), ASTANA, 5:34:28
2. Kirchen (Lux), T-MOBILE TEAM, 0:51
3. Zubeldia (Sp), EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI, 0:51
4. Acebo (Sp), SAUNIER DUVAL - PRODIR, 0:58
5. Manuel (Sp), QUICK STEP - INNERGETIC, 2:14
8. Vandevelde (USA), TEAM CSC, 4:25
10. Contador (Sp), DISCOVERY CHANNEL TEAM, 5:31

General Classification:
1. Rasmussen
2. Contador
3. Evans
4. Leipheimer (U.S.)
5. Kloden

Other U.S. racers:
17. Horner
31. Hincapie
34. Vandevelde

Chris Horner still looks very strong. If he wasn't limited to working for Cadel Evans, he might be even higher in the G.C. 

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