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Two hard days' riding in the Alps saw Great Britain?s Nicole Cooke finish third overall in the Grand Boucle.

Riding for the Swift Racing team, Cooke launched several strong attacks on the final 83 kilometre stage which tackled the Izoard and Montgenevre climbs before a summit finish at the Sestriere ski station in Italy.

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