Stage: Sunday’s 15th stage in the Pyrenees was a 127.7-mile route from Lezat-sur-Leze to Saint-Lary-Soulan, featuring six categorized climbs.

Winner: George Hincapie, United States, Discovery Channel, in 6 hours, 6 minutes, 38 seconds.

How Others Fared: Oscar Pereiro, Spain, Phonak, was 6 seconds behind in second place; Pietro Caucchioli, Italy, Credit Agricole, was 38 seconds behind in third place. Lance Armstrong and Ivan Basso both crossed the line 5 minutes and 4 seconds behind Hincapie.

Yellow Jersey: Six-time champion Armstrong keeps the yellow jersey. He leads Basso by 2:46 and Mickael Rasmussen of Denmark by 3:09.

Quote of the Day: “I couldn’t have picked a better ending. George is a good friend, we’ve been riding together since we were 17. He deserves it.” – Armstrong.

Next Stage: Today is a rest day in Pau.


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