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Tour de France Results 7.10.08

SUPER-BESSE, France ” Riccardo Ricco of Italy has won the sixth stage of the Tour de France, sprinting to a mountaintop victory.

Kim Kirchen of Luxembourg took the yellow jersey Thursday when overall leader Stefan Schumacher of Germany fell in the final yards.

Ricco came in ahead of Alejandro Valverde of Spain and Cadel Evans of Australia at the end of the 122-mile ride through the peaks of the Massif Central from Aigurande to the ski resort of Super-Besse.

1. Riccardo Ricco, Italy, Saunier Duval-Scott, 4 hours, 57 minutes, 52 seconds.

2. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Caisse d’Epargne, 1 second behind.

3. Cadel Evans, Australia, Silence-Lotto, same time.

4. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, Team CSC Saxo Bank, :04.

5. Kim Kirchen, Luxembourg, Team Columbia, same time.

6. Roman Kreuziger, Czech Republic, Liquigas, :07.

7. Moises Duenas, Spain, Barloworld, same time.

8. Carlos Sastre, Spain, Team CSC Saxo Bank, same time.

9. Denis Menchov, Russia, Rabobank, same time.

10. Leonardo Piepoli, Italy, Saunier Duval-Scott, same time.

11. Manuel Beltran, Spain, Liquigas, :12.

12. Samuel Sanchez, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, same time.

13. Oscar Pereiro, Spain, Caisse d’Epargne, :15.

14. Stijn Devolder, Belgium, Quick Step, :19.

15. Thomas Lovkvist, Sweden, Team Columbia, :23.

16. Yury Trofimov, Russia, Bouygues Telecom, same time.

17. Dmitriy Fofonov, Kazakhstan, Credit Agricole, same time.

18. Mikel Astarloza, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, same time.

19. Christian Vandevelde, United States, Garmin Chipotle, same time.

20. Tadej Valjavec, Slovenia, AG2R-La Mondiale, same time.

Also

45. George Hincapie, United States, Team Columbia, 1:20.

121. Danny Pate, United States, Garmin Chipotle, 14:35.

167. William Frischkorn, United States, Garmin Chipotle, 17:46.

Overall Standings

(After six stages)

1. Kim Kirchen, Luxembourg, Team Columbia, 24 hours, 30 minutes, 41 seconds.

2. Cadel Evans, Australia, Silence-Lotto, 6 seconds behind.

3. Stefan Schumacher, Germany, Gerolsteiner, :16.

4. Christian Vandevelde, United States, Garmin Chipotle, :44.

5. David Millar, Britain, Garmin Chipotle, :47.

6. Thomas Lovkvist, Sweden, Team Columbia, :54.

7. Denis Menchov, Russia, Rabobank, 1:03.

8. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Spain, Caisse d’Epargne, 1:12.

9. Stijn Devolder, Belgium, Quick Step, 1:21.

10. Oscar Pereiro, Spain, Caisse d’Epargne, same time.

11. Samuel Sanchez, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, 1:27.

12. Carlos Sastre, Spain, Team CSC Saxo Bank, 1:34.

13. Maxime Monfort, Belgium, Cofidis, 1:40.

14. Damiano Cunego, Italy, Lampre, 1:42.

15. George Hincapie, United States, Team Columbia, 1:45.

16. Mikel Astarloza, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, 1:49.

17. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, Team CSC Saxo Bank, 1:56.

18. Andy Schleck, Luxembourg, Team CSC Saxo Bank, 1:58.

19. Bernhard Kohl, Austria, Gerolsteiner, 2:03.

20. Christian Knees, Germany, Team Milram, 2:04.

Also

111. Danny Pate, United States, Garmin Chipotle, 19:42.

126. William Frischkorn, United States, Garmin Chipotle, 21:21.


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