June 12, 2004
O'Grady takes Dauphiné Stage 5 over Hincapie
A classic stage-race move on Friday, as a number of strong riders low in the general classification pulled a winning breakaway clear of the peloton.
Among the escape were US Postal's George Hincapie and Victor Hugo Peña, Cofidis sprint specialist Stuart O'Grady, Baden Cooke of fdjeux.com, Nicolas Jalabert of Phonak, Brioches La Boulangere's Jerome Pineau, Yuriy Ktivtsov of AG2R and Pierrick Fedrigo of Credit Agricole. With so many teams represented, Euskaltel-Euskadi didn't get much help chasing the break.
With around 50 kilometers to ride, Hincapie and O'Grady pushed the pace, and quickly gained a minute on the breakaway group. O'Grady, who has come close a few times this season, outsprinted Hincapie for his biggest win of the year.
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