Very fun racing today, with a breakaway stuffed with overall contenders up the road just far enough to change the overall. Great inter-breakaway strategy, resulting in a stage for the best-staffed team, Saxo Bank, while a heroic lone effort in the sprints by Tadej Valjavec just nabs him the overall lead on bonuses. Finally, some real action, and it isn't likely to stop til the weekend. Your stage results:
- Matti Breschel, Saxo Bank
- Max Iglinsky, Astana, s.t.
- Tadej Valjavec, AG2R, s.t.
- Peter Velits, Milram, s.t.
- Oliver Zaugg, Liquigas, s.t.
- Andy Schleck, Saxo Bank, at 0.02
- Velits, at 0.11
- Thomas Rohregger, Milram, at 0.13
- Zaugg, at 0.15
- Fabian Cancellara, Saxo Bank, at 0.20
Tourbeccow says: I sure do like those Milram boys...