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Landis defends Georgia lead as Danielson takes Brasstown Bald

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By Jason Sumner, Special to VeloNews

Mano a mano, Danielson and Landis battled on Brasstown Bald

Mano a mano, Danielson and Landis battled on Brasstown Bald

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

The amazing spring run of Floyd Landis continued on Saturday, as the American stared down a stiff challenge from Tom Danielson and the Discovery Channel team during the brutal Stage 5 climb up Brasstown Bald at the 2006 Ford Tour de Georgia.

While Danielson managed to pull off the stage win, he could not shake the tenacious Landis from his wheel, and they were both credited with the same finishing time — 4:04:56 — on the 94.5-mile stage. That meant Landis held onto his four-second lead in the overall standings, a margin that will almost surely hold up with only Sunday’s mostly flat run from Cummings to Alpharetta left in this six-day, 601-mile race.

Add that to wins at the Tour of California and Paris-Nice earlier in the spring, and Landis is enjoying the best run of his career.

Landis had his game face on before the race got under way

Landis had his game face on before the race got under way

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

“I felt better this year,” said Landis when asked what had been the difference between this climb up Brasstown and a year ago when he lost 1:09 to Danielson, which cost Landis the overall. “I think Tom was equally as strong and his team was strong. My team did a good job. I have no complaints about that. I just have more confidence after the spring I’ve had so far.”

Landis needed all that confidence on Saturday, as he had to endure a barrage of attacks from Discovery, which managed to isolate him during the ascent of Brasstown. After hitting the early portions of this three-mile, 2000-plus foot ascent with several teammates, Landis was soon alone, staring at three Discovery riders in front of him. Along with Danielson were Jason McCartney and Yaroslav Popovych.

“We had a strong team and were ready,” said Danielson. “I think that we underestimated how strong Floyd was. We had such a great team. At one point there was three of us and one of him, and we kept the pace going. Last year we attacked at the bottom and this year I put all my cards at the very end. Floyd was very, very strong.”

It was another rainy day at the start

It was another rainy day at the start

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Indeed, after McCartney dropped off the pace, Popovych and Danielson did all they could to crack Landis. But the Phonak rider was not to be denied two years in a row, and even rolled up beside Danielson on several occasions just to make sure he knew he was still there.

“Popovych and Danielson were strong and they did a good job of leading into the climb at a pretty high pace,” said Landis. “I knew Tom is very good at hard efforts like that. It’s not exactly my strong point. I had to let Popovych go at a couple points. That would have been fine with me if he won. But Tom was strong enough to sprint at the end, so he earned that one.”

The end game had started with less than 4km to go with only Popovych, Danielson and Landis left at the front. The threesome rode together until the 3km to go mark, before Danielson took his first stab at victory. Despite several hard accelerations, the climbing specialist couldn’t shake Landis and the three riders soon regrouped. Behind them a shattered field struggled up the steep climb that was lined on either side with thousands of rowdy fans.

Moments later Popovych dropped off the pace, leaving only the top two riders on GC to battle for the overall title. There the cat-and-mouse games began, but Danielson was quickly running out of options.

McCartney and Euser ride together in the rain

McCartney and Euser ride together in the rain

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

“At the end I’m waiting for Popovych and [Landis is] not pedaling. Because why should he pedal? He’s in the leader’s jersey,” lamented Danielson. “So he stopped, then I stopped. There was a head wind so it doesn’t make sense for me to pull all the way to the top and hope he’ll fall off the wheel because he’s too strong.”

That tactical battle allowed Popovych to catch back on, and the Stage 2 winner actually shot into the lead and looked like he might grab another one. But Danielson and Discovery knew that would mean giving away any chance at the overall, as Popovych was too far back in the GC, sixth at 1:37, to overtake Landis.

“Tom knows he’s better at just accelerating and accelerating, while I’m better at a constant speed,” said Landis. “I’m assuming that [Discovery director] Johan [Bruyneel] telling him on the radio that’s what he should do, so I didn’t have a choice but to stay with him. I thought he would let his teammate win the stage, but he sprinted at the end. He got the stage win, but I did what I had to do.”

Earlier in the day, the story was once again Discovery’s McCartney. The former Tour de Georgia stage winner got into the day’s first break, a six-rider move that included then KOM leader Lucas Euser (TIAA-CREF) and his teammate Will Frischkorn.

After helping them build a margin that topped out at 4:47, McCartney went on the attack, intent on wresting the KOM jersey from Euser. The young rider did his best to stay with McCartney up the day’s first climb, the category 1 Hogpen Gap. But McCartney dropped him on the way up, bringing himself within one point in the KOM standing.

“I don’t know if I have the words for that,” said Danielson when asked to comment on the efforts of his teammate. “Jason is incredible. Yesterday he was the breakaway. Today he did the same thing and at the finish he was still pulling. The guy has no idea how strong he is.

“People don’t know this but he’s been sick this week too. On Stage 2 he had to stop on the side of the road and was out of the race. He had to go to the bathroom. The whole caravan had gone by and he chased back on, then did top 10 in the time trial and was in all these breakaways.”

Popo' labors on Danielson's behalf

Popo’ labors on Danielson’s behalf

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

McCartney’s solo breakaway on Saturday continued up and over the second rated climb, category 2 Unicoi Gap, 80.5 miles into the 94.5-mile stage, and with Euser not taking any KOM points, the jersey was McCartney’s. The Iowan was also awarded the Most Aggressive Rider’s jersey, which will be worn by Popovych, who jumped to third on GC after taking third in the stage, 0:18 behind Danielson.

“Johan says in the meetings that you have to do this, and you just don’t want to let him down,” said McCartney of his full work slate this week. “I mean this is the guy who directed Lance to seven Tour wins. I’m just trying to do my job. I know they’re really happy if you don’t let them down. I can lay it all down on the road, and if I ride easy on the final climb, it’s no problem.”

McCartney would stay off the front of the race all the way to the 84-mile mark, long after his former breakaway partners had been reeled in. From there it was time for the battle between Landis and Danielson.

“This year, at this point in the season, I’m climbing better than last year,” said Landis. “Tom was very strong. I don’t know if seeming confident was a little bit of an illusion because I was scared of this climb. He’s very good at it and you saw what he did last year. He made it absolutely as hard as he could. This isn’t my favorite kind of climb. It’s not constant. It’s better for hard attacks. It was just suffer and get through it.”

Next up, the Tour de Georgia makes the 118.2-mile trip from Cummings to Alpharetta. Racing starts at 12:30 p.m. and there is just one rated climb, a category 3 ascent at mile marker 30.

The day's top three

The day’s top three

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Top 10
1. Tom Danielson (USA), Discovery, 4:05:56
2. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak, same time
3. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr), Discovery, 0:18
4. Augusto Cesar Augusto (Col), Navigators, 0:23
5. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Discovery, s.t.
6. Remmert Wielinga (Nl), Quick Step-Innergetic, 0:28
7. José Enrique Gutierrez Cataluna (Sp), Phonak, 0:49
8. Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Sp), Discovery, 1:35
9. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United, 1:49
10. Marco Pinotti (I), Saunier Duval, 1:58

Overall
1. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak, 19:23:10
2. Thomas Danielson (USA), Discovery, 0:04
3. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr), Discovery, 1:55
4. José Enrique Gutierrez Cataluna (Sp), Phonak, 2:11
5. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Discovery, 2:15
6. David Zabriskie (USA), CSC, 2:31
7. Nathan O’Neill (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 3:45
8. Marco Pinotti (I), Saunier Duval, 3:54
9. Christopher Baldwin (USA), Toyota-United, 4:01
10. Augusto Cesar Augusto (Col), Navigators, 4:20

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Results

Stage 5 Results

1. Thomas Danielson (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 4:05:56

2. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak

3. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 00:18

4. Augusto Cesar Augusto (Col), Navigators Insurance, 00:23

5. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling

6. Remmert Wielinga (Nl), Quick Step-Innergetic, 00:28

7. Gutierrez Cataluna José Enrique (Sp), Phonak, 00:49

8. Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Sp), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 01:35

9. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United, 01:49

10. Marco Pinotti (I), Saunier Duval, 01:58

11. Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla Ramos (Sp), Saunier Duval, 02:02

12. Johann Tschopp (Swi), Phonak, 02:07

13. David Zabriskie (USA), CSC

14. Anthony Colby (USA), TTC

15. Christopher Baldwin (USA), Toyota-United, 02:20

16. Nathan O'Neill (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 02:50

17. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling

18. Jurgen Van De Walle (B), Quick Step-Innergetic, 03:02

19. Trent Lowe (Aus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling

20. Trent Wilson (Aus), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 03:22

21. Preben Van Hecke (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 03:27

22. Brian Vandborg (Dk), CSC

23. Todd Wells (USA), TTC, 03:37

24. Caleb Manion (Aus), Jelly Belly

25. Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Sp), CSC, 04:09

26. Christophe Rinero (F), Saunier Duval, 04:17

27. Andrew Bajadali (USA), Jelly Belly, 04:23

28. Todd Herriott (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 04:37

29. Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr), Navigators Insurance, 05:15

30. Geert Verheyen (B), Quick Step-Innergetic, 05:38

31. Peter Hatton (Aus), Jittery Joe's Coffee

32. Ignacio Gutierrez Cataluna (Sp), Phonak

33. Burke Swindlehurst (USA), Navigators Insurance, 06:02

34. Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 06:21

35. Viktor Rapinski (Blr), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 06:40

36. Thomas Peterson (USA), TIAA-CREF, 06:47

37. Peter Mazur (Pol), Saunier Duval, 06:52

38. Jeffry Louder (USA), Health Net Maxxis

39. Sergey Lagutin (UZB), Navigators Insurance, 07:01

40. Allan Johansen (Dk), CSC, 07:22

41. Benjamin Noval (Sp), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling

42. Pieter Mertens (B), Davitamon-Lotto

43. Florian Stalder (Swi), Phonak

44. Antonio Cruz (USA), Toyota-United, 07:39

45. Danny Pate (USA), TIAA-CREF, 07:54

46. Jesse Anthony (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 08:24

47. Doug Ollerenshaw (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 08:32

48. Phil Zajicek (USA), Navigators Insurance, 09:10

49. Karl Menzies (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 09:39

50. Matthew Rice (Aus), Jelly Belly, 09:57

51. Nick Gates (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto, 10:35

52. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 10:46

53. Jason Mccartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 11:31

54. Mark Mccormack (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 11:47

55. Leonardo Scarselli (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 11:52

56. Jakob Piil (Dk), CSC, 12:05

57. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, 12:33

58. Matteo Tosatto (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 13:44

59. Philip Wong (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 14:45

60. Tim Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis

61. Michael Lange (USA), TIAA-CREF

62. Vassili Davidenko (Rus), Navigators Insurance, 14:58

63. Dominique Perras (CAN), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada

64. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF, 15:01

65. Wesley Hartman (USA), TTC, 15:05

66. Davide Frattini (I), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home

67. Jan Kuyckx (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 15:14

68. Brian Jensen (Dk), Jelly Belly, 15:21

69. Gordon Fraser (CAN), Health Net Maxxis, 15:28

70. Heath Blackgrove (NZl), Toyota-United, 15:42

71. Olivier Kaisen (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 16:33

72. Ian Macgregor (USA), TIAA-CREF, 17:04

73. Dan Bowman (USA), TIAA-CREF, 17:19

74. Craig Lewis (USA), TIAA-CREF

75. Neil Shirley (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 17:30

76. Benjamin Brooks (Aus), Navigators Insurance, 17:40

77. Tyler Wren (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home

78. Nic Ingels (B), Davitamon-Lotto

79. William Frischkorn (USA), TIAA-CREF

80. Davide Bramati (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 18:07

81. Scott Zwizanski (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 18:36

82. Jackson Stewart (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada

83. Evan Elken (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee

84. Michael Sayers (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 18:53

85. Rosseler Sébastien (B), Quick Step-Innergetic, 19:05

86. Brice Jones (USA), Jelly Belly

87. Robert Hunter (RSA), Phonak, 19:12

88. Aaron Olson (USA), Saunier Duval, 19:43

89. Frank Pipp (USA), TTC, 20:20

90. Luis Oliveira Fernandez (Sp), Phonak, 20:26

91. Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Dk), CSC, 21:23

92. Haedo Juan José (ARG), Toyota-United

93. Kirk Albers (USA), Jelly Belly, 22:26

94. Sean Sullivan (Aus), Toyota-United, 22:38

95. Alex Candelario (USA), Jelly Belly, 23:10

96. Clerc Aurélien (Swi), Phonak, 24:12

97. Kirk O'Bee (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 25:05

98. Ivan Dominguez (CUB), Toyota-United

99. Austin King (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 26:14

100. Oleg Grishkine (Rus), Navigators Insurance, 26:49

101. Mariano Friedick (USA), Toyota-United, 27:40

102. Gustavo Artacho (ARG), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 28:13

103. Ryan Blickem (USA), TTC, 29:00

104. Craig Wilcox (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 30:22

105. Dustin Macburnie (CAN), TTC, 31:18

106. Alejandro Acton (ARG), TTC

Riders dropping out

Francisco Ventoso (Sp), Saunier Duval

Michael Dietrich (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada

Overall after Stage 5

1. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak, 19:23:10

2. Thomas Danielson (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 00:04

3. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 01:55

4. Gutierrez Cataluna José Enrique (Sp), Phonak, 02:11

5. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 02:15

6. David Zabriskie (USA), CSC, 02:31

7. Nathan O'Neill (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 03:45

8. Marco Pinotti (I), Saunier Duval, 03:54

9. Christopher Baldwin (USA), Toyota-United, 04:01

10. Augusto Cesar Augusto (Col), Navigators Insurance, 04:20

11. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United, 04:35

12. Remmert Wielinga (Nl), Quick Step-Innergetic, 04:43

13. Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Sp), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 05:05

14. Brian Vandborg (Dk), CSC, 05:25

15. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 06:07

16. Jurgen Van De Walle (B), Quick Step-Innergetic, 06:59

17. Johann Tschopp (Swi), Phonak, 07:08

18. Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Sp), CSC, 08:11

19. Todd Wells (USA), TTC, 08:24

20. Trent Wilson (Aus), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 08:33

21. Anthony Colby (USA), TTC

22. Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla Ramos (Sp), Saunier Duval, 08:44

23. Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr), Navigators Insurance, 08:53

24. Andrew Bajadali (USA), Jelly Belly, 08:58

25. Caleb Manion (Aus), Jelly Belly, 09:08

26. Preben Van Hecke (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 09:19

27. Todd Herriott (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 09:29

28. Ignacio Gutierrez Cataluna (Sp), Phonak, 09:43

29. Peter Mazur (Pol), Saunier Duval, 10:07

30. Jeffry Louder (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 10:42

31. Trent Lowe (Aus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 10:52

32. Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 11:18

33. Peter Hatton (Aus), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 11:19

34. Burke Swindlehurst (USA), Navigators Insurance, 11:26

35. Benjamin Noval (Sp), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 11:45

36. Danny Pate (USA), TIAA-CREF, 11:55

37. Viktor Rapinski (Blr), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 13:11

38. Geert Verheyen (B), Quick Step-Innergetic, 13:37

39. Thomas Peterson (USA), TIAA-CREF, 13:48

40. Jason Mccartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 14:03

41. Phil Zajicek (USA), Navigators Insurance, 14:12

42. Jesse Anthony (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 14:16

43. Matthew Rice (Aus), Jelly Belly, 15:38

44. Christophe Rinero (F), Saunier Duval, 15:57

45. Florian Stalder (Swi), Phonak, 16:13

46. Sergey Lagutin (UZB), Navigators Insurance, 16:28

47. Nick Gates (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto, 16:44

48. Antonio Cruz (USA), Toyota-United, 18:08

49. Leonardo Scarselli (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 19:44

50. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, 20:15

51. Jan Kuyckx (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 20:36

52. Davide Frattini (I), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 21:09

53. Matteo Tosatto (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 21:20

54. Michael Lange (USA), TIAA-CREF, 21:51

55. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF, 22:27

56. Allan Johansen (Dk), CSC, 22:30

57. Pieter Mertens (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 22:37

58. Doug Ollerenshaw (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 24:25

59. Karl Menzies (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 24:32

60. Rosseler Sébastien (B), Quick Step-Innergetic, 25:31

61. Jakob Piil (Dk), CSC, 25:35

62. Benjamin Brooks (Aus), Navigators Insurance, 25:58

63. William Frischkorn (USA), TIAA-CREF, 28:11

64. Brian Jensen (Dk), Jelly Belly, 30:42

65. Mark Mccormack (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 30:44

66. Tim Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 31:16

67. Ivan Dominguez (CUB), Toyota-United, 31:41

68. Heath Blackgrove (NZl), Toyota-United, 31:55

69. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 32:09

70. Philip Wong (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 32:22

71. Dominique Perras (CAN), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 32:50

72. Craig Lewis (USA), TIAA-CREF, 32:53

73. Vassili Davidenko (Rus), Navigators Insurance, 34:04

74. Tyler Wren (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 36:50

75. Davide Bramati (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 37:31

76. Scott Zwizanski (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 37:34

77. Robert Hunter (RSA), Phonak, 37:52

78. Frank Pipp (USA), TTC, 38:42

79. Gordon Fraser (CAN), Health Net Maxxis, 38:52

80. Brice Jones (USA), Jelly Belly, 39:57

81. Neil Shirley (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 40:33

82. Haedo Juan José (ARG), Toyota-United, 40:41

83. Wesley Hartman (USA), TTC, 40:54

84. Sean Sullivan (Aus), Toyota-United, 41:02

85. Michael Sayers (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 41:08

86. Dan Bowman (USA), TIAA-CREF, 42:01

87. Kirk Albers (USA), Jelly Belly, 42:26

88. Evan Elken (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 42:51

89. Ian Macgregor (USA), TIAA-CREF, 44:30

90. Aaron Olson (USA), Saunier Duval, 44:52

91. Olivier Kaisen (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 47:25

92. Mariano Friedick (USA), Toyota-United, 47:27

93. Luis Oliveira Fernandez (Sp), Phonak, 47:43

94. Kirk O'Bee (USA), Health Net Maxxis

95. Dustin Macburnie (CAN), TTC, 50:17

96. Jackson Stewart (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 50:44

97. Nic Ingels (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 54:26

98. Clerc Aurélien (Swi), Phonak, 1:00:59

99. Alex Candelario (USA), Jelly Belly, 1:03:44

100. Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Dk), CSC, 1:05:21

101. Oleg Grishkine (Rus), Navigators Insurance, 1:07:56

102. Gustavo Artacho (ARG), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 1:08:58

103. Austin King (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 1:09:19

104. Ryan Blickem (USA), TTC, 1:11:50

105. Craig Wilcox (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 1:15:41

106. Alejandro Acton (ARG), TTC, 1:20:24

Young Rider Overall

1. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 19:25:25

2. Johann Tschopp (Swi), Phonak, 04:53

3. Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla Ramos (Sp), Saunier Duval, 06:29

4. Preben Van Hecke (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 07:04

5. Peter Mazur (Pol), Saunier Duval, 07:52

6. Trent Lowe (Aus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 08:37

7. Peter Hatton (Aus), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 09:04

8. Thomas Peterson (USA), TIAA-CREF, 11:33

9. Jesse Anthony (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 12:01

10. Florian Stalder (Swi), Phonak, 13:58

11. Michael Lange (USA), TIAA-CREF, 19:36

12. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF, 20:12

13. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 29:54

14. Craig Lewis (USA), TIAA-CREF, 30:38

15. Wesley Hartman (USA), TTC, 38:39

16. Dan Bowman (USA), TIAA-CREF, 39:46

17. Ian Macgregor (USA), TIAA-CREF, 42:15

18. Olivier Kaisen (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 45:10

19. Dustin Macburnie (CAN), TTC, 48:02

20. Nic Ingels (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 52:11

21. Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Dk), CSC, 1:03:06

22. Craig Wilcox (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 1:13:26

Stage Sprint Points

1st Sprint

1. William Frischkorn (USA), TIAA-CREF, 5 Pts.

2. Jason Mccartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 3 Pts.

3. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF, 1 Pts.

2nd Sprint

1. Jason Mccartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 5 Pts.

2. Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Dk), CSC, 3 Pts.

3. Aaron Olson (USA), Saunier Duval, 1 Pts.

Overall Sprint Points after Stage 5

1. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, 40 Pts.

2. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 35 Pts.

3. Caleb Manion (Aus), Jelly Belly, 23 Pts.

4. Haedo Juan José (ARG), Toyota-United, 21 Pts.

5. Alejandro Acton (ARG), TTC, 18 Pts.

6. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak, 16 Pts.

7. Thomas Danielson (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 15 Pts.

8. Karl Menzies (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 14 Pts.

9. Augusto Cesar Augusto (Col), Navigators Insurance, 13 Pts.

10. Matteo Tosatto (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 12 Pts.

11. Gutierrez Cataluna José Enrique (Sp), Phonak, 10 Pts.

12. Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 10 Pts.

13. Jason Mccartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 8 Pts.

14. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 6 Pts.

15. Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Sp), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 6 Pts.

16. Peter Mazur (Pol), Saunier Duval, 6 Pts.

17. Vassili Davidenko (Rus), Navigators Insurance, 6 Pts.

18. William Frischkorn (USA), TIAA-CREF, 5 Pts.

19. Jackson Stewart (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 5 Pts.

20. Remmert Wielinga (Nl), Quick Step-Innergetic, 5 Pts.

21. Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Dk), CSC, 3 Pts.

22. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 3 Pts.

23. Dan Bowman (USA), TIAA-CREF, 3 Pts.

24. Matthew Rice (Aus), Jelly Belly, 3 Pts.

25. Robert Hunter (RSA), Phonak, 3 Pts.

26. Florian Stalder (Swi), Phonak, 2 Pts.

27. Jeffry Louder (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 2 Pts.

28. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United, 2 Pts.

29. Aaron Olson (USA), Saunier Duval, 1 Pts.

30. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF, 1 Pts.

31. Tyler Wren (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 1 Pts.

32. Nic Ingels (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 1 Pts.

33. Brian Vandborg (Dk), CSC, 1 Pts.

34. Neil Shirley (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 1 Pts.

35. Allan Johansen (Dk), CSC, 1 Pts.

36. Marco Pinotti (I), Saunier Duval, 1 Pts.

37. Anthony Colby (USA), TTC, 1 Pts.

Stage 5 Climbing Points

1st Climb

1. Jason Mccartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 10 Pts.

2. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF, 9 Pts.

3. William Frischkorn (USA), TIAA-CREF, 7 Pts.

4. Aaron Olson (USA), Saunier Duval, 6 Pts.

5. Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Dk), CSC, 5 Pts.

6. Rosseler Sébastien (B), Quick Step-Innergetic, 4 Pts.

7. Florian Stalder (Swi), Phonak, 2 Pts.

2nd Climb

1. Jason Mccartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 8 Pts.

2. Pieter Mertens (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 7 Pts.

3. Ignacio Gutierrez Cataluna (Sp), Phonak, 6 Pts.

4. Gutierrez Cataluna José Enrique (Sp), Phonak, 5 Pts.

5. Johann Tschopp (Swi), Phonak, 3 Pts.

Overall Climbing after Stage 5

1. Jason Mccartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 35 Pts.

2. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF, 28 Pts.

3. Ignacio Gutierrez Cataluna (Sp), Phonak, 11 Pts.

4. Johann Tschopp (Swi), Phonak, 9 Pts.

5. William Frischkorn (USA), TIAA-CREF, 8 Pts.

6. Gutierrez Cataluna José Enrique (Sp), Phonak, 8 Pts.

7. Pieter Mertens (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 7 Pts.

8. Doug Ollerenshaw (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 7 Pts.

9. Aaron Olson (USA), Saunier Duval, 6 Pts.

10. Tyler Wren (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 6 Pts.

11. Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Dk), CSC, 5 Pts.

12. Preben Van Hecke (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 5 Pts.

13. Rosseler Sébastien (B), Quick Step-Innergetic, 4 Pts.

14. Sergey Lagutin (UZB), Navigators Insurance, 4 Pts.

15. Kirk O'Bee (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 4 Pts.

16. Nic Ingels (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 3 Pts.

17. Trent Lowe (Aus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 3 Pts.

18. Davide Frattini (I), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 3 Pts.

19. Florian Stalder (Swi), Phonak, 2 Pts.

20. Wesley Hartman (USA), TTC, 2 Pts.

21. Haedo Juan José (ARG), Toyota-United, 1 Pts.

22. Robert Hunter (RSA), Phonak, 1 Pts.

Stage 5 Team Results

1. Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 12:18:29

2. Phonak, 02:15

3. Saunier Duval, 07:36

4. Quick Step-Innergetic, 08:27

5. CSC, 09:02

6. Navigators Insurance, 10:59

7. Toyota-United, 11:07

8. Jelly Belly, 17:16

9. Health Net Maxxis, 17:33

10. TTC, 20:08

11. Davitamon-Lotto, 20:43

12. Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 22:23

13. Jittery Joe's Coffee, 23:04

14. TIAA-CREF, 28:45

15. KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 29:02

Team Overall after Stage 5

1. Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 58:13:39

2. Phonak, 02:12

3. CSC, 11:59

4. Saunier Duval, 15:59

5. Toyota-United, 16:59

6. Quick Step-Innergetic, 19:22

7. Navigators Insurance, 20:08

8. Jelly Belly, 29:41

9. Davitamon-Lotto, 33:00

10. Health Net Maxxis, 33:43

11. Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 34:51

12. TIAA-CREF, 40:35

13. TTC, 46:14

14. Jittery Joe's Coffee, 46:48

15. KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 53:57

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