July 20, 2005: Maintaining an attack

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Stage 16, the final day in the Pyrenees. With the two big climbs of the Col de Marie Blanque and the Col d'Aubisque, followed by a long descent and generally a gradual downhill into Pau, there was plenty of hard work for the riders. Having ridden this stage myself (albeit in the opposite direction) I knew it would be a tough stage; however, I wasn't expecting as many fireworks as the stage produced!

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