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By VeloNews Interactive , Copyright AFP 2001
Spaniard Iban Mayo of Euskaltel-Euskadi won the sixth stage of the Dauphiné Libéré on Saturday. The 23-year-old, who scored his first major win in May at the Midi Libre, finished the 193km stage between Pontcharra and Briancon ahead of Mercruy-Viatel’s Pavel Tonkov and race leader Christophe Moureau of Festina. Moureau retains the leader’s jersey, one second ahead of Tonkov.
American Jonathan Vaughters of the Credit Agricole team, winner of the stage 4 time trial, abandoned the race. Also abandoning was Scotsman David Millar of the Cofidis team. Millar had worn the leader’s jersey earlier in the week but said he was using Dauphine to prepare for the Tour de France.
DAUPHINE LIBERE, France. June 10-17
Stage 6: Pontcharra-Briancon
1. Iban Mayo (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 193km in 5:40:01 (avg. 34.057 kph); 2. Pavel Tonkov (Rus), Mercury-Viatel, at 0:01; 3. Christophe Moureau (F), Festina, at 0:01; 4. Guennaoi Mikhailov (Rus), at 1:23; 5. Benoit Salmon (F), AG2R, at 1:23; 6. Sven Montgomery (Swi), Francaise des Jeux, at 1:31; 7. Ramon Gonzalez (Sp), Euskatel-Euskdadi, at 1:40; 8. Andrei Kivilev (Kaz), at 2:35; 9. Denis Menchov (Rus), iBanesto.com, at 2:40; 10. Unia Etxebarria (Ven), Euskatel-Euskadi, at 2:40.
1. Moreau, 972km in 25:20:54 (avg. 38.345 kph); 2. Tonkov, at 0:01; 3. Salmon (F), at 1:58; 4. Montgomery, at 2:48; 5. Kivilev, at 4:00; 6. Menchov, at 4:17; 7. Etxebarria, at 4:39; 8. Inigo Chaurreau (Sp), Euskatel-Euskadi, at 6:27; 9. Ramon Gonzalez (Sp), Euskadel-Euskadi, at 7:09; 10. Leonardo Piepoli (I), iBanesto.com, at 7:11.
34. Bobby Julich (USA), Credit Agricole, at 49:32.