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Peraud surprising himself as Pyrenees loom

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CARCASSONNE (FRANCE) - Jean-Christophe Peraud admitted he had not even ridden the three tough Pyrenean stages at the Tour de France in advance because he didn't expect to be competing for a podium. 

France's Jean-Christophe Peraud rides in a breakaway during the 177 km fourteenth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race between Grenoble and Risoul on July 19, 2014

The 37-year-old French rider has unexpectedly found himself in sixth place overall and only 1min 18sec of a podium position with less than a week to go.

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