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67th Paris-Nice - HIS, France, March 8-15, 2009

Stage 6 - March 13: Saint-Paul-Trois-Ch‚teaux - La Montagne de Lure, 182.5km

Alberto Contador (Astana) takes his best shot
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Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) put up a good fight
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Alberto Contador (Astana) back in yellow again.
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Alberto Contador (Astana)
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There's little Sylvain Chavanel can do
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Alberto Contador (Astana) rides away from Fränk Schleck
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Contador pedals up past the snow line
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Contador grins and bears the pain
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A content Alberto Contador
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And gets a yellow jersey
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It's difficult to see Contador losing his jersey
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The six shooter salute
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Silence-Lotto's JŁrgen Roelandts
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The nine-man break
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Romain Feillu (Agritubel) leads the break
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The day's break
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Especially when Astana controlled it
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Race leader Sylvain Chavanel
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Although Chavanel wouldn't hold on
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The first sun of spring
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Sylvain Chavanel descends
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The back of the field
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MickaŽl Delage (Silence-Lotto) leads
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Silence-Lott's MickaŽl Delage helped drive
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The day's big break
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Columbia-Highroad did plenty of work
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Columbia-Highroad's Markus Burghardt drives
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There were plenty of nerves
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Alberto Contador wasn't nervous, however
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A quick chest thump
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After a job well done
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Fršnk Schleck and Luis-Leon Sanchez made it
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Fršnk Schleck gulps some air
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Schleck showed he has healthy form
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The next group at the finish
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Moncoutiť and Evans (r)
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Kevin Seeldrayers brought home his team captain
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It was a tough day for Chavanel
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Saxo Bank's Jens Voigt
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Christophe Moreau (Agritubel)
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It was Moreau's best performance
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Kevin Seeldrayers (Quick Step)
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The break on the way up
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Niki Terpstra (Team Milram) rides in the break
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MickaŽl Delage (Silence-Lotto) in the break
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The break goes through beautiful countryside
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The Astana-led bunch followed
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Astana is putting its stamp on the race
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The Kazakh team does better than in the rainy stage
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Contador out of the saddle
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Christophe Moreau sitting near the front
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The snow-covered mountain top
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