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Voeckler wins 5th Tour de France stage; Armstrong remains 2nd overall

PERPIGNAN, France and#8212; Thomas Voeckler of France has claimed a solo victory in the fifth stage of the Tour de France, a 122-mile ride from Le Cap d’Agde to Perpignan.

Following a long breakaway, Voeckler made his move 5 kilometers from the finish to escape from a small group of riders.

Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland retained the yellow leader’s jersey Wednesday. Seven-time champion Lance Armstrong is second overall, by a fraction of a second, while teammate Alberto Contador of Spain is third, 19 seconds back.



The Tour ends July 26 in Paris.

1. Thomas Voeckler, France, BBOX Bouygues Telecom, 4 hours, 29 minutes, 35 seconds.



2. Mikhail Ignatiev, Russia, Team Katusha, 7 seconds behind.

3. Mark Cavendish, Britain, Team Columbia-High Road, same time.

4. Tyler Farrer, United States, Garmin-Slipstream, same time.

5. Gerald Ciolek, Germany, Team Milram, same time.

6. Danilo Napolitano, Italy, Team Katusha, same time.

7. Jose Joaquin Rojas, Spain, Caisse d’Epargne, same time.

8. Lloyd Mondory, France, AG2R-La Mondiale, same time.

9. Oscar Freire, Spain, Rabobank, same time.

10. Thor Hushovd, Norway, Cervelo Test Team, same time.

11. Angelo Furlan, Italy, Lampre-NGC, same time.

12. Leonardo Duque, Colombia, Cofidis, same time.

13. Romain Feillu, France, Agritubel, same time.

14. Kenny Robert van Hummel, Netherlands, Skil-Shimano, same time.

15. Albert Timmer, Netherlands, Skil-Shimano, same time.

16. Koldo Fernandez, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, same time.

17. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, Astana, same time.

18. Yukiya Arashiro, Japan, BBOX Bouygues Telecom, same time.

19. Roman Kreuziger, Czech Republic, Liquigas, same time.

20. Mark Renshaw, Australia, Team Columbia-High Road, same time.

Also

24. Fabian Cancellara, Switzerland, Team Saxo Bank, same time.

34. Christian Vande Velde, United States, Garmin-Slipstream, same time.

40. George Hincapie, United States, Team Columbia-High Road, same time.

41. Lance Armstrong, United States, Astana, same time.

59. Levi Leipheimer, Astana, same time.

126. David Zabriskie, United States, Garmin-Slipstream, same time.

176. Danny Pate, United States, Garmin-Slipstream, 1:55.

Overall Standings

(After five stages)

1. Fabian Cancellara, Switzerland, Team Saxo Bank, 15:07:49.

2. Lance Armstrong, United States, Astana, same time.

3. Alberto Contador, Spain, Astana, :19.

4. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, Astana, :23.

5. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Astana, :31.

6. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Garmin-Slipstream, :38.

7. Haimar Zubeldia, Spain, Astana, :51.

8. Tony Martin, Germany, Team Columbia-High Road, :52.

9. David Zabriskie, United States, Garmin-Slipstream, 1:06.

10. David Millar, Britain, Garmin-Slipstream, 1:07.

11. Sergio Paulinho, Portugal, Astana, 1:16.

12. Christian Vande Velde, United States, Garmin-Slipstream, same time.

13. Gustav Larsson, Sweden, Team Saxo Bank, 1:22.

14. Maxime Montfort, Belgium, Team Columbia-High Road, 1:29.

15. Roman Kreuziger, Czech Republic, Liquigas, 1:31.

16. Michael Rogers, Australia, Team Columbia-High Road, 1:32.

17. George Hincapie, United States, Team Columbia-High Road, 1:36.

18. Yaroslav Popovych, Ukraine, same time.

19. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Liquigas, same time.

20. Andy Schleck, Luxembourg, Team Saxo Bank, 1:41.

Also

120. Tyler Farrar, United States, Garmin-Slipstream, 5:57.

169. Danny Pate, United States, Garmin-Slipstream, 11:07.


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