Cadel Evans, Ivan Basso chase, Tour de France 2011, stage 12

Italian Ivan Basso is back to win the Tour de France six years after he finished second in 2005. He faces one of the race's most important tests today: the mountain stage to Plateau de Beille.

"The difficulty is what we had before," Basso said yesterday. "It's the third day in the mountains, the 14th day of racing. Everything added up, it will be hard."

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