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The 20% rule and the points deduction from the Tour rulebook

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Garmin serving Châteauneuf-du-Pape to the media. I wonder if others are washing down rest-day steaks with this?

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Meanwhile here's one of the rooms awaiting Saxo Bank

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Hotels for tonight and the rest day tomorrow vary somewhat. Here's Katusha & Movistar's Spartan accommodation

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Thomas Voeckler's breakfast

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Jeremy Roy met the man with the hammer today, hat-tip

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Nice to see the police doing alcohol checks in the Tour caravan, including team cars. Note the 0.0g/litre limit

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The upper part of the climb to Aulian and Luz Ardiden

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France Télévisions unveils its new VIP vehicle

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ASO's summary on driving penalties, note the bold text

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Caught on camera

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Garmin-Cervélo have an extra incentive to ride fast tomorrow, here's a room from the luxury chateau that awaits

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Today's naughty list, the fines imposed during Stage 7

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Today's naughty people from Le Tour. "Amende" is French for fine and CHF is Swiss Francs. Hefty fine for Europcar

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Laurent Fignon isn't forgotten

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Four rouleurs go clear: Delaplace (Saur), Turgot (Europcar), Gutierrez (Movistar), Valentin (Cofidis)

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The moment the bunch passes the official start at "KM 0" is the moment the attacks start

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Bernard Hinault in shades and gold chain, a look unchanged since 1985

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Someone asks if taking time on Schleck, Gesink etc mattered today. The Dane collected his thoughts before replying

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Omega + Radioshack draw hotel short straw tonight, Hotel Campanile next to motorbike shop & noisy highway

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