Stage: Wednesday’s 11th stage took riders on a 107.5-mile Alpine trek from Courchevel to Briancon, featuring famed climbs such as Col de la Madeleine and Col du Galibier.

Winner: Alexandre Vinokourov, Kazakhstan, T-Mobile, in 4 hours, 47 minutes, 38 seconds.

How Others Fared: Santiago Botero, Colombia, Phonak, was second, 1 second behind; Lance Armstrong, United States, Discovery Channel, was sixth, 1:15 behind; Jan Ullrich, Germany, T-Mobile, was 15th in the same time as Armstrong.

Yellow Jersey: Six-time champion Armstrong keeps the yellow jersey – he leads Mickael Rasmussen of Denmark by 38 seconds.

Quote of the Day: “An all-day effort is never easy and clearly he was motivated. It was impressive.” – Armstrong praising Vinokourov.

Next Stage: Thursday’s 12th stage is a 116.2-mile run from Briancon to Digne-les-Bains, taking riders over five less testing ascents.

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