|This just in||Brian C.|
Jun 15, 2001 12:50 PM
|GRENOBLE, France - The Dauphine Libere cycling race now has its fifth leader - Frenchman Christophe Moreau has taken the blue and yellow leader's jersey from Britain's David Millar. |
Moreau, riding for Festina, took the lead after the 151 kilometre fifth stage between Romans and Grenoble that was won by Millar's Cofidis teammate Andrei Kivilev of Kazakhstan.
Kivilev won a sprint finish to grab his first professional stage win.
In the overall standings Moreau, who came fourth in last year's Tour de France, holds a one-second lead over second-placed Russian Pavel Tonkov with Frenchman Benoit Salmon in third.
Millar, whose principal ambition for this race is to prepare for the forthcoming Tour de France, fell behind the peloton in the mountains after difficulty on the Chamrousse climb.
After finishing 51st in the stage he now sits in 23rd place. Kivilev sits fifth overall at 1:26 behind Moreau.
The race ends on Sunday
Moreau is the fifth rider to take the lead in as many days after French duo Didier Rous and Laurent Roux, Belgian Axel Merckx and Millar.
|Results change fast||Cima Coppi|
Jun 15, 2001 2:39 PM
|Now Vaughters is over 7 minutes behind Moreau. Amazing how things turn upside down. Think he expended too much on yesterdays TT to recover for today?|
|Sad to see Millar trailing off (nm)||Brian C.|
Jun 15, 2001 3:58 PM
|Millar abandoned. Says he's prepping for TdF (nm)||Elefantino|
Jun 16, 2001 5:44 PM