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Montgomery takes lead at Midi Libre

Swiss rider Sven Montgomery (La Française des Jeux) assumed the overall lead of the GP Midi-Libre after winning the fifth stage of the race as it moved to the city of Mende on Saturday. Montgomery broke away in the final kilometer on the Col de la Croix-Neuve to pull away from Mercury’s Andrei Kivilev of Kazakhstan. It was the second straight win for Montgomery's team after Bradley McGee triumphed in the fourth stage on Friday. Copyright AFP2001

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Swiss rider Sven Montgomery (La Française des Jeux) assumed the overall lead of the GP Midi-Libre after winning the fifth stage of the race as it moved to the city of Mende on Saturday.

Montgomery broke away in the final kilometer on the Col de la Croix-Neuve to pull away from Mercury’s Andrei Kivilev of Kazakhstan.

It was the second straight win for Montgomery’s team after Bradley McGee triumphed in the fourth stage on Friday.

Copyright AFP2001