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Stage: The 10th stage was a winding 118.4-mile ride from the
southwestern town of Cambo-les-Bains to Pau featuring two tough
climbs in the Pyrenees, the first mountain stage of this Tour.
Winner: Spain's Juan Miguel Mercado, of the Agritubel team, in 4 hours, 49 minutes, 10 seconds. Frenchman Cyril Dessel, of AG2R, was second in the same time, and Inigo Landaluze, a Spaniard with Basque team Euskaltel Euskadi, was third, 56 seconds behind.
Yellow Jersey: Dessel.
Quote of the Day: "He's going to live a big, big day with the yellow jersey. You're never the same man again" -- AG2R's team leader, Frenchman Christophe Moreau, on Dessel.
Next stage: The 11th stage Thursday takes riders on five tough climbs -- including one at the finish -- along a 128.3-mile trek from Tarbes to Pla d'Adet in Spain.
-- The Associated Press