July 23, 2003
Green jersey update: Zabel up to 3rd
Germany's Erik Zabel of Telekom improved to 3rd in the points competition by leading the field sprint in, and claiming 17 points for 2nd place. Stuart O'Grady was 10th in the stage, claiming 6 points.
Baden Cooke remains in first, but he and the other competitors in the overall green jersey finished more than 32 minutes back on the stage. There are three more stages that tend to favor the sprinters: tomorrow, Friday, and Sunday.
1) Baden Cooke (FDJeux) 156 pts 2) Robbie McEwen (Lotto-Domo) 148 pts 3) Erik Zabel (Telekom) 143 pts 4) Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) 134 pts 5) Stuart O'Grady (Credit Agricole) 128 pts