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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Great skill by Le Mevel

Lovely counter attacking brought Christophe Le Mevel a great win today. As they went under the 1k to go banner, he was at the back of the 6 man breakaway. It looked like Vanotti was about to attack and Le Mevel got out of the saddle to cover him. Vanotti ended up covering Brandt who attacked from the front of the group and Le Mevel shot past them both to build an immediate 5 or 6 second lead. Even with time taken out for celebration, he still crossed the line 9 seconds ahead of Brandt - who was very dramatically thumping his handlebars as he crossed the line. The remainder of the breakaway came in a further 8 seconds back and the GC boys should be somewhere around 16 minutes back...

So apart from the great result for Credit Agricole's Le Mevel, the breakaway win means Petacchi won't be recording his 100th career win at this year's Giro!