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Kazakhstan's Vinokourov holds off pack to win stage 13

Team Astana's Alexandre Vinokourov has won the Tour's 13th stage, a 196km ride from Rodez to Revel, after bursting out of the pack with just 5km to go. Luxembourg's Andy Schleck holds on to the yellow jersey of the overall leader.

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AP - Alexandre Vinokourov has won the 13th stage of the Tour de France in a breakaway as Andy Schleck of Luxembourg retained his half-minute lead over two-time champion Alberto Contador.

Vinokourov, a Kazakh rider who is back at the Tour after a doping ban, was fastest over five low-grade climbs during the 196-kilometer course from Rodez to Revel.

The top standings didn't change because the main contenders crossed in the same pack. Schleck is clinging to a 31-second lead over Contador.

The race enters the Pyrenees on Sunday, the first of four days of punishing climbs in the mountains that will play a key role in who wins the three-week race at the July 25 finish in Paris.

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