Saturday, June 14, 2008

Dauphine Libere - Stage 6

What a great stage today! I wasn't able to watch or read anything on it until I got home later tonight but very glad I watched it on demand. Great racing today. Cadel made a serious attack attempt and then Levi went and then he attacked. The moves didn't totally stick but Levi did finish in 3rd with a few seconds on Velverde. I love seeing the leaders make the efforts to put each other in a wee bit of a bother! AND, Chris Anker Sorensen who was in the break away won the stage! Does it get much more exciting?!? I have a feeling CSC (soon to be Saxo) will always have a spot in my heart after the past few years of being glued to them. I am almost always happy to see those guys have a great day. Of course the almost comes into play for when its pinned against a few other favorites... :-) When Chris took off with almost 20K to go at the base of the climb thoughts of Jens! and Little Andy popped up and I was really happy to see him get the win from the effort! Great stuff!!! This was most certainly a stage worth watching and the last 30 minutes worth watching again!

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Stage 6 - June 14: Morzine - La Toussuire, 233km
Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team CSC 6.15.53 (37.192 km/h)
Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 1.10
Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 1.17
13 Michael Rogers (Aus) High Road 2.13
23 Lars Bak (Den) Team CSC 7.08
25 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC
28 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom 7.19
36 Michael Barry (Can) High Road 11.16
39 George Hincapie (USA) High Road
Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team CSC
59 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole 20.35
81 Craig Lewis (USA) High Road 31.50
92 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC
General classification after stage 6
Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 24.14.58
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 0.39
3 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 1.24
10 Michael Rogers (Aus) High Road 5.33
18 Lars Bak (Den) Team CSC 10.31
20 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC 12.01
30 George Hincapie (USA) High Road 18.51
33 Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team CSC 20.46
41 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team CSC 24.12
43 Michael Barry (Can) High Road 25.14
47 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom 29.18
67 Craig Lewis (USA) High Road 44.14
??? Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole

??? Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC

TeamCSC: Chris Anker Sorensen Won the Queen Stage
Astana_CMehl: Leipheimer Rides Strong in Attack-Filled Day
CW: Valverde hangs on to lead in Dauphine's toughest stage
BikeRadar: Chris-Anker Sorensen solos in the Alps Alejandro Valverde Soaks Up Cadel Evans Attack To Reinforce Lead

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