Friday, February 20, 2009

Tour of California Stage 5

It might have been the longest stage of this year's ToC, but it still came down to a bunch sprint, with Marc Cavendish (Team Columbia-Highroad) taking his 2nd win in as many days, again narrowly pipping big Tom Boonen to the line.

Once again, no changes to the leaderboard, and all thoughts now go to Friday's Individual Time Trial. The route is fast and reasonably flat, but at only 24.1km it is unlikely to cause any huge time differences amongst the front runners. However, with the 2nd to 16th riders within a minute of Levi Leipheimer's lead, expect some position changes.

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