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Tour de France

Today's fifth stage is the longest and the flattest of the Tour, 144.2 miles from Cholet to Chateauroux:

July 09, 2008|From the Associated Press

A review of what happened Tuesday and a look at what to expect in today's stage:

* Tuesday's stage: An 18.3-mile individual time trial beginning and ending in Cholet.

* Winner: Stefan Schumacher of Germany was fastest at every checkpoint, and he finished 18 seconds ahead of Kim Kirchen of Luxembourg and David Millar of Britain.

* Yellow jersey: Schumacher took over the race lead from Romain Feillu. Kirchen and Millar are 12 seconds back.

* Quote of the day: "Everybody dreams of this jersey. It's incredible." -- Schumacher.

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STAGE 4 RESULTS

1. Stefan Schumacher, Germany

35:44

2. Kim Kirchen, Luxembourg

0:18 behind

3. David Millar, Britain

same time

4. Cadel Evans, Australia

0:27 behind

5. Fabian Cancellara, Switz.

0:33 behind

OVERALL STANDINGS

1. Stefan Schumacher, Germany

14:04:41

2. Kim Kirchen, Luxembourg

0:12 behind

3. David Millar, Britain

same time

4. Cadel Evans, Australia

0:21 behind

5. Fabian Cancellara, Switz.

0:33 behind

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