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56th Criterium du Dauphiné Libéré Stage 5 Updated
 
By Staff
Date: 6/11/2004
56th Criterium du Dauphiné Libéré Stage 5 Updated
 

Stage 5: Bollène - Sisteron, 149 km

Australian Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis) won Friday's Stage 5 of the French race, from Bolléne to Sisteron over 149 km., by outpsrinting American George Hincapie (USPS). This is not news, as both guys are regarded as excellent sprinters, but the big news is that they battled it out for stage victory in a two-man sprint, after the guys, who were part of an eight-strong breakaway group, containing also Yuri Krivtsov, V.H. Peña, Nicolas Jalabert, Jerome Pineau, Baden Cooke and Pierrick Fedrigo, attacked with about 35k to go, and quickly made the gap. Stuey was the fastest in the sprint, while the US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor squad will have to wait again for their first stage victory in this year's edition of the contest to come.

Stage Report

Todays' stage began in uphill fashion, the course divided almost evenly between a climbing first 90 kilometers and a mostly downhill second half. Various early attacks in today's stage did not stick - it was not until the 55 km mark that a group of eight riders got away - Yuriy Krivtsov (AG2R), George Hincapie and VH Pena (USPS), Nicolas Jalabert (Phonak), Jerome Pineau (Boulangere), Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis), Baden Cooke (Fdjeux.com) and Pierrick Fedrigo (Credit Agricole). The escapees gain a good gap on the Euskaltel and Phonak-driven, non-chasing peloton over the next fifty kilometers, pushing the time past five minutes, six....

At 115 kilometers, two attacked the eight - Hincapie and O'Grady are away and the gap to the peloton is over seven minutes. Fifteen seconds back are Baden Cooke, Nicolas Jalabert and Jérôme Pineau, 45 seconds further behind are Victor Hugo Pena, Pierrick Fedrigo, Bram De Groot and Yuriy Krivtsov.

The lead groups arrive at Sisteron for the two circuits over the Category 4 Montee du Thor while Phonak's men come to the front of the peloton. Hincapie takes the first Thor mountain points with O'Grady in second and Pineau in third, while the peloton is now eight minutes behind. Jalabert, Pineau and Cooke trail the two by 55 seconds, Pena is 1:55 back, Fedrigo, De Groot and Krivtsov are 2:20 behind the two leaders. Jalabert gives up the chase.

Next is the sprint at Sisteron, which O'Grady takes, Hincapie in second. The chasers cannot manage to bridge the gap, though the peloton gains 30 seconds. Second time onto the Montee du Thor O'Grady takes the points, the two still setting a blinding pace that puts their chasers even further behind. Then it is down to the final sprint, which O'Grady takes, Hincapie coming in at the same time. The peloton arrives 6:12 later.

Good work by both men today, but in particular by O'Grady, who moves himself into the top ten of the general classification, into 8th spot from 33rd, where he is now down 3:10 on leader Iban Mayo. O'Grady leads the points competition and Mayo the mountains competition.

Results

1 O'Grady Stuart Cof (Aus) 3:13:21
2 Hincapie George Usp (Usa)
3 Cooke Baden Fdj (Aus) 1:33
4 Pineau Jérôme Blb (Fra)
5 Jalabert Nicolas Pho (Fra) 2:14
6 Krivtsov Yuriy A2r (Ukr) 3:09
7 De Groot Bram Rab (Ned)
8 Fedrigo Pierrick C.a (Fra) 3:11
9 Pena Victor Hugo Usp (Col) 3:16
10 Hushovd Thor C.a (Nor) 6:12
11 Ekimov Viatcheslav Usp (Rus)
12 Flickinger Andy A2r (Fra)
13 Tombak Janek Cof (Est)
14 Guesdon Frédéric Fdj (Fra)
15 Lövkvist Thomas Fdj (Swe)
16 De Weert Kevin Rab (Bel)
17 Geslin Anthony Blb (Fra)
18 Mengin Christophe Fdj (Fra)
19 Nuyens Nick Qsd (Bel)
20 Gutierrez José Pho (Esp)
21 Halgand Patrice C.a (Fra)
22 Edaleine Christophe Cof (Fra)
23 Leipheimer Levi Rab (Usa)
24 Mayo Iban Eus (Esp)
25 Hamilton Tyler Pho (Usa)
26 Sevilla Oscar Pho (Esp)
27 Beltran Manuel Usp (Esp)
28 Moreau Christophe C.a (Fra)
29 Laurent Christophe Rag (Fra)
30 Pereiro Oscar Pho (Esp)
31 Martinez Egoi Eus (Esp)
32 Virenque Richard Qsd (Fra)
33 Robin Jean-Cyril Fdj (Fra)
34 Auger Guillaume Rag (Fra)
35 Bessy Frédéric Cof (Fra)
36 Goubert Stéphane A2r (Fra)
37 Chaurreau Inigo A2r (Esp)
38 Portal Nicolas A2r (Fra)
39 Dessel Cyril Pho (Fra)
40 Rogers Michael Qsd (Aus)
41 Sastre Carlos Csc (Esp)
42 Casar Sandy Fdj (Fra)
43 Landis Floyd Usp (Usa)
44 Moncoutie David Cof (Fra)
45 Noval Benjamin Usp (Esp)
46 Mercado Juan Miguel Qsd (Esp)
47 Botcharov Alexandre C.a (Rus)
48 Beneteau Walter Blb (Fra)
49 Armstrong Lance Usp (Usa)
50 Astarloza Mikel A2r (Esp)
51 Lotz Marc Rab (Ned) :P10
52 Azevedo José Usp (Por)
53 Salmon Benoît C.a (Fra)
54 Le Mevel Christophe C.a (Fra)
55 Calvente Manuel Csc (Esp)
56 Dacruz Carlos Fdj (Fra)
57 Pecharroman José Qsd (Esp)
58 Grabsch Bert Pho (Ger)
59 Millar David Cof (Gbr)
60 Gonzalez Santos Pho (Esp)
61 Sorensen Nicki Csc (Den)
62 Bartoli Michele Csc (Ita)
63 Basso Ivan Csc (Ita)
64 Renier Franck Blb (Fra)
65 Peron Andrea Csc (Ita)
66 Bouvard Gilles Rag (Fra)
67 Horrillo Munoz Pedro Qsd (Esp)
68 Camano Iker Eus (Esp)
69 Martin Ludovic Rag (Fra)
70 Lefevre Laurent Blb (Fra)
71 Reynaud Nicolas Rag (Fra)
72 Dufaux Laurent Qsd (Sui)
73 Bourquenoud Pierre Rag (Sui)
74 Hary Maryan Blb (Fra)
75 Flores Iker Eus (Esp)
76 Landaluze Inigo Eus (Esp)
77 Muravyev Dmitriy C.a (Kaz)
78 Jaksche Jörg Csc (Ger)
79 Dekker Erik Rab (Ned)
80 Eisel Bernhard Fdj (Aut)
81 Voeckler Thomas Blb (Fra)
82 White Matthew Cof (Aus) 6:27
83 Rasmussen Michael Rab (Den) 11:47
84 Isasi Flores Inaki Eus (Esp)
85 Albizu Joseba Eus (Esp)
86 Silloniz Josu Eus (Esp)
87 Seigneur Eddy Rag (Fra)

General Classification after Stage 5

1 Mayo Iban Eus (Esp) 19:47:24
2 Hamilton Tyler Pho (Usa) :36
3 Sevilla Oscar Pho (Esp) 1:14
4 Armstrong Lance Usp (Usa) 2:00
5 Mercado Juan Miguel Qsd (Esp) 2:32
6 Gutierrez José Pho (Esp) 2:36
7 Landaluze Inigo Eus (Esp) 2:43
8 O'Grady Stuart Cof (Aus) 3:10
9 Leipheimer Levi Rab (Usa) 3:33
10 Pereiro Oscar Pho (Esp) 3:58
11 Dessel Cyril Pho (Fra) 4:05
12 Goubert Stéphane A2r (Fra) 4:17
13 Moncoutie David Cof (Fra) 4:25
14 Azevedo José Usp (Por) 4:46
15 Moreau Christophe C.a (Fra) 4:59
16 Landis Floyd Usp (Usa)
17 Sastre Carlos Csc (Esp) 5:33
18 Camano Iker Eus (Esp) 6:01
19 Casar Sandy Fdj (Fra) 6:02
20 Robin Jean-Cyril Fdj (Fra) 6:37
21 Lövkvist Thomas Fdj (Swe) 6:39
22 Astarloza Mikel A2r (Esp) 6:43
23 Pena Victor Hugo Usp (Col) 7:07
24 Martinez Egoi Eus (Esp) 7:12
25 Voeckler Thomas Blb (Fra)
...
34 Noval Benjamin Usp (Esp) 8:42
36 Hincapie George Usp (Usa) 9:24
38 Pecharroman José Qsd (Esp) 10:01
39 Rogers Michael Qsd (Aus) 10:05
43 Fedrigo Pierrick C.a (Fra) 11:41
45 Krivtsov Yuriy A2r (Ukr) 12:11
48 Basso Ivan Csc (Ita) 14:36
49 Hary Maryan Blb (Fra) 15:24
50 Jalabert Nicolas Pho (Fra) 15:57
51 Cooke Baden Fdj (Aus) 16:30
54 Jaksche Jörg Csc (Ger) 17:37
66 Bartoli Michele Csc (Ita) 22:45
68 Millar David Cof (Gbr) 23:37
73 Dekker Erik Rab (Ned) 29:26:00
80 White Matthew Cof (Aus) 33:15:00

Mountains Classification after Stage 5

1 Mayo Iban Eus 45
2 Dekker Erik Rab 43
3 Gutierrez José Pho 37
4 Landaluze Inigo Eus 36
5 Hamilton Tyler Pho 36
6 Mercado Juan Miguel Qsd 34
7 Flores Iker Eus 32
8 Sevilla Oscar Pho 30
9 Pineau Jérôme Blb 29
10 Halgand Patrice C.a 28
11 Armstrong Lance Usp 23
12 Tombak Janek Cof 23
13 Portal Nicolas A2r 22
14 Pereiro Oscar Pho 20
15 Rasmussen Michael Rab 16
16 Noval Benjamin Usp 15
17 Goubert Stéphane A2r 14
18 Leipheimer Levi Rab 14
19 Landis Floyd Usp 13
20 Bessy Frédéric Cof 12

Points Classification after Stage 5

1 O'Grady Stuart Cof 77
2 Gutierrez José Pho 57
3 Mayo Iban Eus 55
4 Cooke Baden Fdj 40
5 Pineau Jérôme Blb 36
6 Hamilton Tyler Pho 34
7 Armstrong Lance Usp 33
8 Tombak Janek Cof 32
9 Pereiro Oscar Pho 32
10 Dessel Cyril Pho 30
11 Sevilla Oscar Pho 29
12 Portal Nicolas A2r 28
13 Hincapie George Usp 28
14 Krivtsov Yuriy A2r 27
15 Hushovd Thor C.a 26
16 Flores Iker Eus 19
17 Leipheimer Levi Rab 18
18 Voeckler Thomas Blb 16
19 Mercado Juan Miguel Qsd 13
20 Rasmussen Michael  Rab 13

Teams Classification after Stage 5

1 Phonak Hearing Systems 59:22:39
2 US Postal Berry Floor 1:28
3 Euskaltel - Euskadi 7:07
4 AG2R Prevoyance 12:30
5 Fdjeux.Com 13:35
6 Quick Step - Davitamon 14:26
7 Credit Agricole 15:01
8 Brioches La Boulangere 20:11
9 Team CSC 20:18
10 Rabobank 21:58
11 Cofidis 22:59
12 R.A.G.T. Semences - MG Rover 38:03

 
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