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Leipheimer comes through at Solvang time trial

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Slipstream-Chipotle riders now pose biggest challenge to Astana

By Fred Dreier

Stage 5: Levi en route to victory

Stage 5: Levi en route to victory

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Astana’s Levi Leipheimer took a substantial leap forward in his quest to defend his Amgen Tour of California victory, winning the stage 5 individual time trial in Solvang. The American, who was the final rider to leave the starting gate, finished the rolling 15-mile course in 30:47, 29 seconds up on British time trial champ David Millar (Slipstream-Chipotle), with American Christian Vande Velde in third at 45 seconds back.

World time trial champion Fabian Cancellara (CSC), who many thought could take the yellow jersey from the American in the race against the clock, finished a distant fifth, 1:05 down.

“I was nervous, to be honest, I am not going to act like I am a machine,” said Leipheimer, who came into the day a mere 13 seconds up on Cancellara. “I had my doubts, but I told myself to do my best, knowing that it’s going to be ugly, but that I’m going to fight to the end.”

While the stage didn’t produce a change in the leader’s jersey, it reshuffled the rest of the race’s top-five. With two stages remaining — the 105-mile journey from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita, and the 93.4-mile jog from Santa Clarita to Pasadena — Leipheimer now holds a 49-second lead over Millar. Vande Velde sits in third at 1:08, and the CSC duo of Cancellara and Gustav Larsson round out the top-five at 1:18 and 1:19 down.

Still feeling stage 4…

All riders, Leipheimer included, came into the time trial nursing wounds from Thursday’s brutal 135-mile stage from Seaside to San Luis Obispo. The seven-hour journey, which saw the peloton pelted by blowing rain, chilling temperatures and a gusting headwind, sent 12 riders out of the race. Out of the 133 original starters, 102 riders showed up in downtown Solvang to race the time trial.

ATOC08-5: Leipheimer seems relieved that one's over.

ATOC08-5: Leipheimer seems relieved that one’s over.

Photo: Graham Watson

“Yesterday was demanding physically, but mentally it was mind blowing,” said Team High Road’s Bradley Wiggins. “Everyone is going to be feeling it today.”

Riders braced for soggy conditions as Mother Nature sent morning drizzle and gusting winds at Solvang, located in California’s scenic Santa Ynez valley. But by the race’s noon starting time, sunshine peeked through the clouds, raising temperatures and drying the tarmac. Gusting winds swept through the valley from the west, making some of the route’s high-speed descents treacherous.

“I almost got thrown off the bike — a gust caught me on the first descent and I was horizontal,” said Vande Velde.

It was Wiggins, the 47th rider to leave the starting gate, who put up the first head-turning time, crossing the line in 32:16. The Olympic pursuit champion saw his time bested 15 minutes later by second-year pro Tom Zirbel of the Bissell squad. The ride was a career high for Zirbel, who lost most of his 2007 campaign to a blood clot in his back and a subsequent pulmonary embolism.

“It sucked to lose a year like that. I’m definitely more motivated this year and I expect to do well when I get on my time trial bike,” Zirbel said. “These guys are at the pinnacle of the sport and it’s a good chance for us domestic pros to measure ourselves against them.”

Zirbel’s moment of glory as stage leader was fleeting, as 20 minutes later Astana’s young gun Janez Brakovic set the new fastest time of 32:05. Zirbel’s eventual eighth-place finish, 1:24 down on Leipheimer, stood as the top performance by a domestic professional rider.

Zirbel’s teammate Ben Jacques-Maynes also put on an impressive performance, crossing the line in 9th place, one second behind Zirbel. The result bumped Jacques-Maynes up to 16th in general classification, where he now sits as the top-ranked domestic professional at 5:48 down.

“When you hold your own against ProTour riders, it’s something to point at,” Jacques-Maynes said. “Doing well in the time trial was a major team goal.”

Battle of the Titans

ATOC Stage 5: Cancellara

ATOC Stage 5: Cancellara

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Solvang was a battle between the race’s world-class time trialists, as Cancellara, Millar, Dave Zabriskie (Slipstream-Chipotle) and Vande Velde all came into the day within 25 seconds of Leipheimer. Cancellara, who wowed the peloton by finishing the climb-heavy stage 3 from Modesto to San Jose a mere 19 seconds down on Leipheimer, appeared the most able rider to take down the American.

However midway through the 15-mile race Cancellara’s chances appeared grim — he was only the seventh-fastest rider at the mile 7.6 intermediary time check. While the big Swiss turned on the jets in the second half of the rolling course, the effort was not enough. At the finish, Cancellara admitted his ride fell below his standards.

“After these couple of days that we have behind us my condition is not super,” he said. “I did a really beautiful performance in the San Jose stage but today it was very hard.”

Leipheimer, however, attacked the stage with the same aggression and panache that earned him a time trial victory here in 2006. Leipheimer led from start to finish, doubling his intermediary advantage on Millar by the stage’s conclusion.

“I know the course well. I knew how to pace myself,” Leipheimer said. “With every passing kilometer I was yelling at myself. In the last corner, I told myself, ‘Don’t crash!’ because I was a little cross-eyed.”

Slipstream eyes yellow

While Leipheimer survived with the yellow jersey, it was the Slipstream-Chipotle duo of Millar and Vande Velde who proved the day’s biggest surprises. Millar owned the 2003 world time trial championship until his subsequent admission of EPO use in 2004 erased the title. Since returning to racing in 2006 he has attempted to regain the time trial success he had before his two-year suspension. Vande Velde, second at last year’s Tour de Georgia, has turned more heads with his strength as a climber.

Christian Vande Velde

Christian Vande Velde

Photo: Graham Watson

“I thought Dave [Millar] was going to have an incredible day today. He’s finally feeling very comfortable with the team and has become a real leader,” said Slipstream-Chipotle manager Jonathan Vaughters. “Christian was a surprise. That was f-ing awesome.”

Millar before the start of the stage 5 TT

Millar before the start of the stage 5 TT

Photo: Jon James

Heading into the final two stages CSC and Slipstream still pose the greatest threats to Leipheimer’s yellow jersey. Vaughters’ team has three riders within striking distance and the Colorado-based team director says his riders intend to ride for victory.

“It’s pretty plain to see that it’s going to be the obligation of CSC and ourselves to make Astana hurt for the win,” Vaughers said. “They are incredibly strong and capable of defending Levi’s lead. But I think we’re capable of ousting them. Which way it goes, well, that’s hard to predict.”


Race Note
After mass carnage on Thursday’s epic stage, just two riders were cut from the race Friday after exceeding the time limit. Health Net riders Roman Kilun and Phil Zajicek were both suffering from the stomach virus that has hit the race.

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Results

Stage 5 results

1. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana, 30:46

2. David Millar (GB), Slipstream-Chipotle, 0:29

3. Christian Vande Velde (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 0:45

4. Gustav Larsson (Swe), CSC, 0:58

5. Fabian Cancellara (Swi), CSC, 1:05

6. David Zabriskie (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 1:15

7. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Astana, 1:19

8. Tom Zirbel (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 1:24

9. Benjamin (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 1:25

10. Kim Kirchen (Lux), Team High Road, 1:29

11. Bradley Wiggins (GB), Team High Road, 1:30

12. Vladimir Gusev (Rus), Astana, 1:35

13. Jurgen Vandewalle (B), Quickstep, 1:38

14. Christopher Horner (USA), Astana, 1:42

15. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), Saunier Duval, 1:43

16. Ignatas Konovalovas* (Lit), Credit Agricole, 1:44

17. Benjamin Day (Aus), Toyota-United, 1:56

18. Alexandre Moos (Swi), BMC, 1:58

19. Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat), Saunier Duval, 1:59

20. Robert Gesink* (Nl), Rabobank, 2:03

21. Rory Sutherland (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 2:08

22. Bernard Van Ulden (USA), Jelly Belly

23. George Hincapie (USA), Team High Road, 2:13

24. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC, 2:18

25. Darren Lill (RSA), BMC, 2:19

26. Matteo Tosatto (I), Quickstep, 2:21

27. Steven Cozza* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 2:24

28. Andrey Mizurov (Kaz), Astana

29. Thomas Peterson* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 2:25

30. Stuart O’Grady (Aus), CSC

31. LÖvkvist Thomas (Swe), Team High Road

32. Aaron Olson (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 2:26

33. Iker Camano Ortuzar (Sp), Saunier Duval, 2:29

34. David Canad (Sp), Saunier Duval, 2:32

35. Gerald Ciolek* (G), Team High Road, 2:36

36. Paul Martens (G), Rabobank, 2:37

37. Dimitri Champion (F), Bouygues Telecom, 2:41

38. Pena Grisales Victor Hugo (Col), Rock Racing, 2:46

39. Bernhard Kohl (A), Gerolsteiner, 2:53

40. Doug Ollerenshaw (USA), Rock Racing, 2:54

41. Kevin Seeldraeyers* (B), Quickstep, 2:57

42. Justin Spinelli (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 3:03

43. Scott Zwizanski (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 3:06

44. José Luis Rubiera (Sp), Astana

45. Heath Blackgrove (NZl), Toyota-United, 3:15

46. Jeff Louder (USA), BMC

47. Danny Pate (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 3:16

48. Christophe Le Mevel (F), Credit Agricole, 3:22

49. Freddie Rodriguez (USA), Rock Racing, 3:23

50. Karsten Kroon (Nl), CSC, 3:27

51. Oscar Freire Gomez (Sp), Rabobank, 3:29

52. John Murphy (USA), Health Net Maxxis

53. Julien Simon* (F), Credit Agricole, 3:32

54. Jason Mccartney (USA), CSC, 3:35

55. Jens Voigt (G), CSC, 3:39

56. Mark Cavendish* (GB), Team High Road, 3:41

57. Markus Zberg (Swi), Gerolsteiner, 3:44

58. Tom Boonen (B), Quickstep, 3:49

59. Garrett Peltonen (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 3:50

60. Kevin Hulsmans (B), Quickstep

61. Sergey Ivanov (Rus), Astana, 3:52

62. Timothy Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 3:53

63. Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Sp), Rabobank, 3:54

64. Jonathan Mumford (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 4:02

65. Vincent Jerome (F), Bouygues Telecom, 4:03

66. Ermanno Capelli* (I), Saunier Duval, 4:05

67. Edward King (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 4:07

68. Aaron Kemps (Aus), Astana, 4:08

69. Dominique Rollin (CAN), Toyota-United, 4:09

70. Angel Gome (Sp), Saunier Duval, 4:12

71. Scott Nydam (USA), BMC

72. Paolo Bettini (I), Quickstep

73. Oliver Zaugg (Swi), Gerolsteiner, 4:16

74. Nicholas Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 4:17

75. Frank Pipp (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 4:21

76. Juan Jose Haedo (ARG), CSC, 4:26

77. Alexandre Pichot (F), Bouygues Telecom, 4:27

78. Richard England (Aus), Bissell Pro Cycling, 4:30

79. Hendricus Vogels (Aus), Toyota-United, 4:34

80. Ardila Cano Mauricio Alberto (Col), Rabobank, 4:35

81. Yannick Talabardon (F), Credit Agricole, 4:37

82. Perrig Quemeneur (F), Bouygues Telecom, 4:45

83. Michael Lange (USA), Jelly Belly, 4:46

84. Mathew Hayman (Aus), Rabobank, 4:54

85. Danilo Wyss* (Swi), BMC, 4:56

86. Mario Cipollini (I), Rock Racing, 5:01

87. Antonio Cruz (USA), BMC, 5:04

88. Taylor Tolleson* (USA), BMC, 5:10

89. Alexander Candelario (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 5:12

90. Bauke Mollema* (Nl), Rabobank, 5:15

91. Aaron Tuckerman (NZl), Jelly Belly, 5:17

92. Dan Bowman (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 5:21

93. Andrea Tonti (I), Quickstep

94. Thomas Voeckler (F), Bouygues Telecom, 5:28

95. Turgot Sébastien (F), Bouygues Telecom, 5:30

96. Nicholas Waite (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 5:47

97. Pagliarini Mendonca Luciano André (BRA), Saunier Duval, 5:51

98. Nicholas Sanderson (Aus), Jelly Belly, 6:00

99. Michael Creed (USA), Rock Racing, 6:01

100. Bryce Mead (USA), Jelly Belly, 6:23

101. Scott Tietzel (USA), Jelly Belly, 6:31

102. Caleb Manion (Aus), Toyota-United, 7:02

Overall after stage 5

1. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana, 21:14:52

2. David Millar (GB), Slipstream-Chipotle, 0:49

3. Christian Vandevelde (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 1:08

4. Fabian Cancellara (Swi), CSC, 1:18

5. Gustav Larsson (Swe), CSC, 1:19

6. David Zabriskie (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 1:36

7. Christopher Horner (USA), Astana, 2:07

8. Jurgen Vandewalle (B), Quickstep, 2:11

9. Robert Gesink* (Nl), Rabobank, 2:18

10. Alexandre Moos (Swi), BMC, 2:27

11. Thomas Peterson* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 2:58

12. Pena Grisales Victor Hugo (Col), Rock Racing, 3:17

13. Bernhard Kohl (A), Gerolsteiner, 3:34

14. Kevin Seeldraeyers* (B), Quickstep, 3:40

15. Iker Camano Ortuzar (Sp), Saunier Duval, 5:06

16. Benjamin (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 5:48

17. Matteo Tosatto (I), Quickstep, 6:49

18. George Hincapie (USA), Team High Road, 7:30

19. Ardila Cano Mauricio Alberto (Col), Rabobank, 7:48

20. Oscar Freire Gomez (Sp), Rabobank, 8:08

21. Kim Kirchen (Lux), Team High Road, 8:34

22. Konovalovas Ignatas* (Lit), Credit Agricole, 8:50

23. Oliver Zaugg (Swi), Gerolsteiner, 9:24

24. Darren Lill (RSA), BMC, 9:27

25. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Astana, 9:58

26. David Canada Gracia (Sp), Saunier Duval, 10:08

27. Jeff Louder (USA), BMC, 10:46

28. Jens Voigt (G), CSC, 11:11

29. Julich Robert W (USA), CSC, 11:49

30. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), Saunier Duval, 12:02

31. Benjamin Day (Aus), Toyota-United, 14:05

32. LÖvkvist Thomas (Swe), Team High Road, 14:29

33. Yannick Talabardon (F), Credit Agricole, 15:01

34. Doug Ollerenshaw (USA), Rock Racing, 15:16

35. Karsten Kroon (Nl), CSC, 15:41

36. Jason Mccartney (USA), CSC, 15:47

37. Christophe Le Mevel (F), Credit Agricole, 15:48

38. Rubiera Vigil José Luis (Sp), Astana, 17:38

39. Rory Sutherland (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 18:24

40. Aaron Olson (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 18:45

41. Michael Lange (USA), Jelly Belly, 19:22

42. Heath Blackgrove (NZl), Toyota-United, 19:33

43. Vincent Jerome (F), Bouygues Telecom, 20:27

44. Angel Gomez Gomez (Sp), Saunier Duval, 20:46

45. Tom Zirbel (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 22:39

46. Paolo Bettini (I), Quickstep, 24:18

47. Vladimir Gusev (Rus), Astana, 25:00

48. Dominique Rollin (CAN), Toyota-United, 26:10

49. Gerald Ciolek* (G), Team High Road, 26:57

50. Bauke Mollema* (Nl), Rabobank, 27:03

51. Freddie Rodriguez (USA), Rock Racing, 27:56

52. Andrey Mizurov (Kaz), Astana, 28:29

53. Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Sp), Rabobank, 28:34

54. Juan Jose Haedo (ARG), CSC, 28:53

55. Bradley Wiggins (GB), Team High Road, 29:53

56. Dimitri Champion (F), Bouygues Telecom, 31:21

57. Alexandre Pichot (F), Bouygues Telecom, 31:40

58. Justin Spinelli (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 31:48

59. Danny Pate (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 31:51

60. Mathew Hayman (Aus), Rabobank, 32:06

61. Stuart O’Grady (Aus), CSC, 32:10

62. Tom Boonen (B), Quickstep, 32:11

63. Markus Zberg (Swi), Gerolsteiner, 32:36

64. Aaron Kemps (Aus), Astana, 32:44

65. Kevin Hulsmans (B), Quickstep, 32:52

66. Paul Martens (G), Rabobank, 33:03

67. Mark Cavendish* (GB), Team High Road, 33:17

68. Perrig Quemeneur (F), Bouygues Telecom, 33:28

69. Julien Simon* (F), Credit Agricole, 33:30

70. Timothy Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 33:47

71. Mario Cipollini (I), Rock Racing, 34:45

72. Alexander Candelario (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 35:15

73. Sébastien Turgot (F), Bouygues Telecom, 35:23

74. Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat), Saunier Duval, 35:53

75. Luciano André Pagliarini (BRA), Saunier Duval, 35:54

76. Bernard Van Ulden (USA), Jelly Belly, 36:04

77. Steven Cozza* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 36:09

78. Garrett Peltonen (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 36:14

79. Scott Zwizanski (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 36:58

80. John Murphy (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 37:49

81. Edward King (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 37:51

82. Ermanno Capelli* (I), Saunier Duval, 38:06

83. Sergey Ivanov (Rus), Astana, 38:17

84. Frank Pipp (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 38:26

85. Nicholas Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 38:52

86. Antonio Cruz (USA), BMC, 39:01

87. Taylor Tolleson* (USA), BMC, 39:11

88. Dan Bowman (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 39:22

89. Andrea Tonti (I), Quickstep, 39:45

90. Thomas Voeckler (F), Bouygues Telecom, 39:51

91. Nicholas Sanderson (Aus), Jelly Belly, 39:59

92. Hendricus Vogels (Aus), Toyota-United, 40:19

93. Jonathan Mumford (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 42:27

94. Richard England (Aus), Bissell Pro Cycling, 43:39

95. Danilo Wyss* (Swi), BMC, 44:08

96. Aaron Tuckerman (NZl), Jelly Belly, 44:25

97. Nicholas Waite (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 45:08

98. Scott Nydam (USA), BMC, 45:54

99. Michael Creed (USA), Rock Racing, 47:29

100. Caleb Manion (Aus), Toyota-United, 47:30

101. Bryce Mead (USA), Jelly Belly, 51:57

102. Scott Tietzel (USA), Jelly Belly, 51:58

Points after stage 5

1. Dominique Rollin (CAN), Toyota-United, 36 Pts.

2. Juan Jose Haedo (ARG), CSC, 26 Pts.

3. Gerald Ciolek* (G), Team High Road, 25 Pts.

4. Cavendish Mark* (GB), Team High Road, 19 Pts.

5. Tom Boonen (B), Quickstep, 15 Pts.

6. Robert Gesink* (Nl), Rabobank, 15 Pts.

7. George Hincapie (USA), Team High Road, 13 Pts.

8. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana, 12 Pts.

9. Mario Cipollini (I), Rock Racing, 12 Pts.

10. Scott Nydam (USA), BMC, 11 Pts.

11. Iker Camano Ortuzar (Sp), Saunier Duval, 10 Pts.

12. Jurgen Vandewalle (B), Quickstep, 10 Pts.

13. Kevin Seeldraeyers* (B), Quickstep, 7 Pts.

14. Matteo Tosatto (I), Quickstep, 6 Pts.

15. José Luis Rubiera (Sp), Astana, 6 Pts.

16. Freddie Rodriguez (USA), Rock Racing, 6 Pts.

17. Roman Kilun (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 6 Pts.

18. Thomas Peterson* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 5 Pts.

19. Paul Martens (G), Rabobank, 5 Pts.

20. Christopher Horner (USA), Astana, 4 Pts.

21. Danilo Wyss* (Swi), BMC, 4 Pts.

22. Alexander Candelario (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 3 Pts.

23. Ardila Cano Mauricio Alberto (Col), Rabobank, 3 Pts.

24. Alexandre Pichot (F), Bouygues Telecom, 3 Pts.

25. Alexandre Moos (Swi), BMC, 2 Pts.

26. Turgot Sébastien (F), Bouygues Telecom, 2 Pts.

27. David Millar (GB), Slipstream-Chipotle, 1 Pts.

28. Victor Hugo Pena (Col), Rock Racing, 1 Pts.

29. Oscar Freire (Sp), Rabobank, 1 Pts.

30. Mathew Hayman (Aus), Rabobank, 1 Pts.

K.O.M. after stage 5

1. Scott Nydam (USA), BMC, 24 Pts.

2. Robert Gesink* (Nl), Rabobank, 16 Pts.

3. Jurgen Vandewalle (B), Quickstep, 15 Pts.

4. Alexandre Moos (Swi), BMC, 12 Pts.

5. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana, 12 Pts.

6. Ardila Cano Mauricio Alberto (Col), Rabobank, 12 Pts.

7. José Luis Rubiera (Sp), Astana, 12 Pts.

8. Iker Camano Ortuzar (Sp), Saunier Duval, 11 Pts.

9. Christopher Horner (USA), Astana, 11 Pts.

10. Jens Voigt (G), CSC, 9 Pts.

11. Paul Martens (G), Rabobank, 8 Pts.

12. David Zabriskie (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 7 Pts.

13. Steven Cozza* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 6 Pts.

14. Danilo Wyss* (Swi), BMC, 6 Pts.

15. Edward King (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 6 Pts.

16. Kevin Seeldraeyers* (B), Quickstep, 5 Pts.

17. Gustav Larsson (Swe), CSC, 4 Pts.

18. George Hincapie (USA), Team High Road, 2 Pts.

19. Thomas Peterson* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 2 Pts.

20. Dominique Rollin (CAN), Toyota-United, 1 Pts.

21. David Millar (GB), Slipstream-Chipotle, 1 Pts.

Best young rider after stage 5

1. Gesink Robert* (Nl), Rabobank, 21:17:10

2. Peterson Thomas* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 0:40

3. Seeldraeyers Kevin* (B), Quickstep, 1:22

4. Konovalovas Ignatas* (Lit), Credit Agricole, 6:32

5. Ciolek Gerald* (G), Team High Road, 24:39

6. Mollema Bauke* (Nl), Rabobank, 24:45

7. Cavendish Mark* (GB), Team High Road, 30:59

8. Simon Julien* (F), Credit Agricole, 31:12

9. Cozza Steven* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 33:51

10. Capelli Ermanno* (I), Saunier Duval, 35:48

11. Tolleson Taylor* (USA), BMC, 36:53

12. Wyss Danilo* (Swi), BMC, 41:50

Teams after stage 5

1. Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30

2. Astana, 0:16, 63:48:05

3. Quick Step, 8:47

4. Team Csc, 8:56

5. Rabobank, 10:02

6. Team Racing Team, 19:11

7. Saunier Duval-Scott, 22:59

8. High Road, 23:16

9. Crédit Agricole, 24:28

10. Gerolsteiner, 29:02

11. Bissell Pro Cycling, 36:52

12. Rock Racing, 42:48

13. Health Net Presented By Maxxis, 44:20

14. Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team, 52:15

15. Bouygues Telecom, 1:03:26

16. Jelly Belly Cycling Team, 1:30:04

17. Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 1:40:18

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