Tour de France: Linus Gerdemann wins stage 7

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Linus Gerdemann in the 2005 Vattenfall Cyclassics.
Image: Heidas.

Linus Gerdemann of Germany took a large lead up the Col de la Colombière and has won stage 7 of the 2007 Tour de France.

Gerdemann won by 3:38 over the chasing peleton and took over the yellow jersey from Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland. As a young rider, Gerdemann also gets the white jersey. Iñigo Landaluze was the only one close to Gerdemann and took second.

All the big names, thought to have a chance of winning the Tour, appeared to be in the peloton. This includes injured teammates Alexandre Vinokourov and Andreas Klöden.

Óscar Freire of Spain withdrew ahead of today's stage with back problems.

Stage 7 results

  1. Linus Gerdemann (Ger / TMO) 4 hrs 53 mins 13 secs
  2. Inigo Landaluze (Spa / EUS) +40"
  3. David De la Fuente (Spa / SDV) +1:39"
  4. Mauricio Soler (Col / BAR) +2:14"
  5. Laurent Lefevre (Fra / BGT) +2:21"
  6. Fabian Wegmann (Ger / GER) +3:32"
  7. Juan Manuel Garate (Spa / QSI ) +3:38"
  8. Xavier Florencio (Spa / BGT) s.t.
  9. Christophe Moreau (Fra / AG2R ) s.t.
  10. Alejandro Valverde (Spa / CDE ) s.t.

Overall standings

  1. Linus Gerdemann (Ger / TMO) 34 hrs 43 min 40 sec"
  2. Inigo Landaluze (Spa / EUS) +1:24"
  3. David De la Fuente (Spa / SDV) +2:45"
  4. Laurent Lefevre (Fra / BGT) +2:55"
  5. Mauricio Soler (Col / BAR) +3:05"
  6. Andreas Kloeden (Ger / AST) +3:39"
  7. Vladimir Gusev (Rus / DSC) +3:51"
  8. Vladimir Karpets (Rus / CDE) +3:52"
  9. Mikel Astarloza (Spa / EUS) +3:55"
  10. Thomas Dekker (Ned / RAB) +3:57"

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