July 16, 2006
Fedrigo fires for Stage 14
Rik Verbrugghe and David Canada were taken to a local hospital after crashing in a right-hand corner. Verbrugghe went over a guardrail, while Canada slid into it. T-Mobile's Matthias Kessler, who was trailing Canada, also went over the guardrail, but got back into the pack and finished the day's stage.
The Col de la Sentinelle was an anvil pounding the chasing peloton into a small thin pack of 34 that included all the Tour's contenders. In the final kilometer, CSC's Christian Vande Velde tried to launch across for the stage victory, but couldn't quite reel in Fedrigo and Commesso, finishing third on the day 3 seconds back.
1) Pierrick Fedrigo, Bouyges Telecom, France, in 4:14:23
2) Salvatore Commesso, Lampre, Italy, same time
3) Christian Vande Velde, CSC, USA, at :03
4) Christophe Moreau, AG2R, France, at :07
5) Georg Totschnig, Gerolsteiner, German, same time
6) Stefano Garzelli, Liquigas, Italy, s.t.
7) Cristian Moreni, Cofidis, Italy, s.t.
8) George Hincapie, Discovery Channel, USA, s.t.
9) Cadel Evans, Davitamon-Lotto, Australia, s.t.
10) Alexandre Botcharov, Credit Agricole, Russia, s.t.
1) Oscar Pereiro, Caisse d'Epargne, Spain, in 64:05:04
2) Floyd Landis, Phonak, USA, at 1:29
3) Cyril Dessel, AG2R, France, at 1:37
4) Denis Menchov, Rabobank, Russia, at 2:30
5) Cadel Evans, Davitamon-Lotto, Austrlia, at 2:46
6) Carlos Sastre, CSC, Spain, at 3:21
7) Andreas Klöden, T-Mobile, Germany, at 3:58
8) Michael Rogers, T-Mobile, Australia, at 4:51
9) Juan Miguel Mercado, Agritubel, Spain, at 5:02
10) Christophe Moreau, AG2R, France, at 5:13