July 10, 2003
Stage 5: Mario who?
It's like old times, as an Italian sprinter gets out in front for multiple stage wins.
Today, it was Alessandro Petacchi of Fasso Bortolo, who took his 3rd stage win of the 2003 Tour! Frederic Finot of Jean Delatour, who broke away for 190 kms on Tuesday, broke away again today, and earns the polka-dotted climber's jersey for his trouble. Despite Petacchi's stage wins, Robbie McEwen of Lotto retains the green sprinter's jersey. Overall rankings are essentially unchanged.
1) Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo)
2) Jaan Kirsipuu (AG2r) same time
3) Baden Cooke (FdJ) s.t.
4) Erik Zabel (Telekom) s.t.
5) Robbie McEwen (Lotto) s.t.
6) Luca Paolini (QuickStep) s.t.
7) Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) s.t.
8) Stuart O'Grady (Credit Agricole) s.t.
9) Fred Rodriguez (Vina Caldirola) s.t.
10) Jean-Patrick Nazon (Jean Delatour) s.t.