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July 8/04 10:46 am - Tour Stage 5 (Brief)


Posted by Editor on 07/8/04
 

Tour de France

As expected, Lance Armstrong and his US Postal team did not defend the yellow jersey, allowing a break of 5 riders to go clear 12 kilometres into the 200 kilometre stage. The group reached a maximum gap of over 18 minutes, before finally finishing twelve and a half minutes in front of the peloton. Thomas Voeckler (Brioches La Boulangere), the champion of France, gave his small Brioches La Boulangere team an unexpected gift by taking over the yellow jersey after finishing fourth in the sprint, which was won by Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis - Le Credit Par Telephone) ahead of Jakob Piil (Team CSC) and Sandy Casar (Fdjeux.com). Magnus Backstedt (Alessio-Bianchi) was the fifth rider in the break and the stage. Voeckler now leads O'Grady by 3:13 in the overall classification, with Armstrong sixth, 9:35 back.

Stage 5 - Amiens to Chartres 200.5 km

1 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Cofidis - Le Credit Par Telephone 5:05:58
2 Jakob Piil (Den) Team CSC
3 Sandy Casar (Fra) Fdjeux.com
4 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere
5 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Alessio-Bianchi all s.t.
6 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Lotto-Domo at 12:33
7 Janek Tombak (Est) Cofidis
8 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole
9 Rene Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner
10 Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance
11 Erik Zabel (Ger) T-Mobile Team
12 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) AG2R Prevoyance
13 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Gerolsteiner
14 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros
15 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco
16 Laurent Brochard (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance
17 Sebastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole
18 Jan Ullrich (Ger) T-Mobile Team
19 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze
20 Andreas Kloden (Ger) T-Mobile Team

24 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal - Berry Floor all s.t.

GC

1 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere 20:03:49
2 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Cofidis - Le Credit Par Telephone at 3:13
3 Sandy Casar (Fra) Fdjeux.com 4:06
4 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Alessio-Bianchi 6:03
5 Jakob Piil (Den) Team CSC 6:58

6 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal - Berry Floor 9:35

 


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