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Vinokourov crosses finish alone to win Stage 15

Updated: July 23, 2007, 4:43 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUDENVIELLE-LE LOURON, France -- Feeling increasing pressure on the course and off it, Michael Rasmussen has refused to crack and his hold on the Tour de France lead is looking increasingly solid with five days of racing left.

The wiry Dane reeled in repeated breakaway attempts by Alberto Contador, his last major challenger for the yellow jersey, in Monday's punishing ride along five climbs in the Pyrenees.

One-time race favorite Alexandre Vinokourov won the 15th stage along ...

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