2008 Tour de France, Stage 1 to Stage 11#Stage 5
The race started very soon after the start, only at kilometer 11, a group could detach from the field, which consisted of Lilian Jegou, Florent Brard and Nicolas Vogondy of which in the course of the stage could win every one sprint. After that, it was in the field, was made in the most by the team Gerolsteiner pace, quiet. The three outliers were able to pull out a maximum lead of 8:15 minutes. In one of the crashes in the field Alejandro Valverde was affected, but who could continue the race without any major injuries. The field took Jégou Brard and just two kilometers from the finish in Châteauroux one, the undaunted fighting Vogondy tried the stage still to win and was only fifty meters obsolete before the finish line of the oncoming sprinters. There, Mark Cavendish was able to prevail on the 1600 meter long and 8.5 meter wide stretch before Óscar Freire and Erik Zabel in the sprint. In the individual ratings, there were no changes. Mauricio Soler, winner of the Mountain jerseys last year, which still fell in the neutral zone for the umpteenth time on this tour, the tour had to give up.
- 51 Mauricio Soler - during the stage, lintel
- Second intermediate sprint in Richelieu ( 98.5 km ) ( 48 m above sea level. NN )
- Third intermediate sprint in Le Grand- Pressigny ( km 152 ) (63 m above sea level. NN )
- Sprint finish in Châteauroux ( 232 km ) (156 m above sea level. NN )
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- Tour de France 2008