Part of the Tour's charm is how it winds through the French countryside, touching villages along the way. Here the peloton ride in Stage 10 of the 2006 Tour.
2006 Tour de France - Stage Ten PAU, FRANCE - JULY 12: The peloton makes its way towards Pau during stage 10 of the 93rd Tour de France from Cambo-Les-Bains to Pau, on July
12 2006, in Pau, France.
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