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Tour de France: Stage 18 Photo Gallery 3
By Staff
Date: 7/22/2006
Tour de France: Stage 18 Photo Gallery 3

Tour de France: Stage 18 Photo Gallery 3
Podium Photos and Comments from Oscar Periero,

Oscar Pereiro slips into the Maillot Jaune  Photo c. Ben Ross

Team Caisse d’Epargne-Illes Balears
Oscar Pereiro will take the start for the Time Trial with the Yellow Jersey on his shoulders.
Eusebio Unzue is confident about Oscar Pereiro’s possibilities to carry out a great time trial: “Here we are! Tomorrow we will start with the yellow jersey in the team and try to win the Tour. Oscar holds the chance of his life and it is certain that I believe in him, even if we are conscious that it will be difficult to arrive in yellow in Paris. But we still have our chance! We took the departure of this Tour with the objective to stay on the podium and now how higher how better! I rely on Oscar to carry out a super time.”

Tomorrow morning, Oscar Pereiro will reconnoiter the course of the time trial, the first kilometres in the car and the last 30 on the bike: “ It is a a fact that the stage of tomorrow will be difficult”, commented the smiling Galician rider after the finish, “but the final victory is not either inaccessible. I feel very well and it should not be forgotten either that we all of us have 20 days of very hard race in the legs. To be a time trial specialist will not be sufficient and I believe in my chances.”

King of the Mountain Podium Girl     Photo c. Ben Ross

Damiano Cunego with podium girls after receiving the Maillot Blanc of Best Young Rider. Photo c. Ben Ross

Robbie McEwen pulls on the green jersey of points leader with the certainty of wearing it into Paris. Photo c. Ben Ross

Damiano "the Prince" Cunego   Photo c. Ben Ross

Mikael Rasmussen Polka dot jersey of King of the Mountains.
Photo c. Ben Ross

Matteo Tosatto on the podium as victor of stage 18
Photo c. Ben Ross

Robbie in Green for the umpteenth time... his to take home this year with three stage wins. Photo c. Ben Ross


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