July 15, 2003
Gutierrez was eventually chased down by Sacchi and the stage came down to a two-man sprint between the Italian and Piil.
The pair shook hands before the final charge for the line, and though Sacchi was the first to attack, Piil responded to take his first ever stage win after twice finishing second in the last two years.
"It's a nice feeling. I've come close the past two years and finally I've succeeded," said Piil.
"The last couple of years I've got some good experience on the Tour and today was just too good an opportunity not to miss."