September 4, 2008__



By Barry Boyce
CyclingRevealed Historian


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Stage 6 - (Thurs) September 4th, Ciudad Real to Toledo 150.1 km

The breakaway of the day had a very short leash, (L to R) Iban Mayoz, Mikhail Ignatiev, and Volodymyr Diudia ( Image © Unipublic )

Strong Spanish winds caused a big crash early in the stage with big stars involved ( Image © Unipublic )

Crash victum Alejandro Valverde visits the doctor's car ( Image © Unipublic )

Cofidis led out Sylvain Chavanel for 2 bonus sprints and the race lead ( Images © Unipublic )

As the final sprint tilted up, Damiano Cunego attacked hard, Philippe Gilbert answered quickly ( Image © Unipublic )

Paolo Bettini came around Philippe Gilbert and Alejandro Valverde for the stage win ( Image © Unipublic )

Mission accomplished, Sylvain Chavanel gains the Maillot Oro ( Images © Unipublic )



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