July 24, 2003
At the front, Knaven launched a perfectly timed attack with about 18km to go and quickly rode away from his pursuers.
"I've always finished second, third, seventh, whatever, on the Tour so I'm delighted to finally win a stage," said the Dutchman.
"My manager told me to attack, but not to go too late so I attacked with around 18km to go and just kept going. It's incredible. I don't win a lot, but when I do, it's memorable."
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