Tour de France: Filippo Pozzato wins stage 5
Thursday, July 12, 2007
The 182.5 km fifth stage from Chablis to Autun featured eight climbs, including one Category 2 climb. Many of the sprinters lost contact with the peleton, but all of the major contenders finished together, apart from Alexandre Vinokourov. Vinokourov crashed before the final climb, and ended up losing more than a minute to the rest of the field.
A tailbone injury may force Andreas Klöden, who is second in the overall standings, to withdraw from the Tour. Teammates Vinokourov and Klöden were both taken to the hospital.
General classification after after stage 5
|1||Fabian Cancellara||Team CSC||24h 28'56"|
|2||Andreas Klöden||Astana Team||33"|
|4||David Millar||Saunier Duval-Prodir||41"|
|5||George Hincapie||Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team||43"|
|6||Vladimir Gusev||Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team||45"|
|7||Vladimir Karpets||Caisse d'Epargne||46"|
|10||Benoît Vaugrenard||Française des Jeux||52"|
- Martin Gough. "Contenders crash as Pozzato stars" — , July 12, 2007
- Jamey Keaten, AP. "Pozzato wins fifth stage of Tour de France, Cancellara retains lead" — , July 12, 2007