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June 07, 2004

Hushovd takes Dauphine Stage 1; GC unchanged

Procycling.com | Dauphiné 1: Hushovd’s run continues

Jimmy Casper of Cofidis went on a stage-long breakaway, where he led the pack by as much as 18 minutes, but was reeled in 2 kms from the stage finish.

In the end, Thor Hushovd of Credit Agricole took the sprint ahead of Stuart O'Grady of Cofidis, for Hushovd's 7th win of the season.

Overall standings were essentially unchanged, although David Millar of Cofidis lost 58 seconds on the stage.

1) Iban Mayo, Euskaltel-Euskadi
2) Tyler Hamilton, Phonak, at 1 sec
3) Lance Armstrong, US Postal, at 2 secs
4) Oscar Pereiro, Phonak, at 2 secs
5) Michael Rogers, QuickStep, at 6 secs
6) Oscar Sevilla, Phonak, 6 secs
...
9) Thor Hushovd, Credit Agricole, 10 secs
10) Stuart O'Grady, Cofidis, 10 secs

Also:

BBC Sport | Hushovd hurries to victory

Credit Agricole's Hushovd said: "This win makes me believe I can compete for the sprinter's green jersey in the Tour de France."

He added: "I know Alessandro Petacchi is the best sprinter in the world, but I'm better in the hills than he is."

Posted by Frank Steele on June 7, 2004 in Dauphiné Libéré, Thor Hushovd | Permalink

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