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Oh, the descents. They can be tough to navigate and even harder to watch. They also proved to be critical in this year's race. The Pas de Peyrol crash slowed down the peloton, which helped put Thomas Voeckler in yellow, while a Stage 16 descent into Gap helped Evans gain time on Andy Schleck. (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)