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Anyone paying close attention to the finish of yesterday's stage may have noticed a slight split in the bunch as the riders crossed the line. On the right side of it, Lance Armstrong, Alberto Contador and most of the race favourites, on the wrong side of it, Bradley Wiggins and Levi Leipheimer.

The gap was only a couple of bike lengths long, but it initially cost Wiggins 15 seconds as the race jury decided there were two seperate groups crossing the finish line in Issoudun. The result knocked Wiggins down to seventh overall, 1.01 minutes behind leader Rinaldo Nocentini.

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