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91st Tour de France - July 3-25, 2004

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Stage 8 - Sunday July 11: Lamballe - Quimper, 168 km

By Deena-Maree Faulkner

This stage is not what one would class as easy, having many small and sharp hills, including four classified climbs. The race begins at Lambelle, winding its way around the local countryside across Brittany. After completing 149km, the riders will drop down towards Briec and then it's all downhill from there, save for the finish. The finishing straight is only about 320 metres long, and the race ends right in the centre of Quimper. The last time the Tour finished in Quimper, back in 1991, it was Australian Phil Anderson who stole the limelight, finishing six seconds in front of the peloton.

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