Nicole Cooke Flanders 2007

With just one stage left to race, Nicole Cooke (Raleigh-Lifeforce) is set to repeat her 2006 win in the Women?s Tour de France ? known officially as La Grande Boucle Feminine. Cooke and her Raleigh-Lifeforce squad are currently dominating proceedings, with wins in all the stages since the race start - the latest being on Staturday and going to Briton Tanja Slater ? and the top three places on general classification.

Overall Cooke leads by 40 seconds over team-mate Priska Doppman of Switzerland, with another Raleigh team-mate Karin Thurig in third place at 1-15. The Welshwoman moved into the lead after winning Friday?s time trial in Ambes.

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