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Tour de Suisse 2005 – Stage 4

June 14, 2005 – Robbie McEwen (Davitamon) took the fourth stage of the Tour of Switzerland, 208km Vaduz to Bad Zurzach, in a sprint win, while yellow jersey Jan Ullrich (T-Mobile) stayed safely tucked in the pack.

The race was punctuated by a three-man break, which attacked at the 80km mark and managed to stay away until just under 5km from the end: Bart Dockx (Davitamon), Allan Johansen (CSC) and Lorenzo Bernucci (Fassa Bortolo).

The pack, mainly led by the Quickstep teammates of Tom Boonen, brought back the break, enabling a rested McEwen to slip into Boonen’s shadow. Quickstep’s lead-out for the Belgian star wasn’t enough, however, and the Aussie slipped around for the win.

Stage 4 results
1. Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto 4.42.40
2. Daniele Colli (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi
3. Gregory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
4. Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step
5. Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole
6. Baden Cooke (Aus) Française Des Jeux
7. Rene Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner
8. Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner
9. David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Caffita
10. Roger Hammond (GBr) Discovery Channel

11 Chris Horner (USA) Saunier Duval-Prodir
17 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Davitamon-Lotto
47 Michael Barry (Can) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
104 Saul Raisin (USA) Credit Agricole
123 Guido Trenti (USA) Quick Step 0.39
152 Jason McCartney (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling 9.37

GC after Stage 4

1 Jan Ullrich (Ger) T-Mobile Team 13.13.50
2 Bradley McGee (Aus) Française Des Jeux 0.02
3 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick Step 0.18
4 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 1.12
5 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner 1.14
6 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Saunier Duval-Prodir 1.25
7 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner 1.31
8 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC 1.41
9 Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick Step 1.47
10 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1.52
26 Chris Horner (USA) Saunier Duval-Prodir 3.09
32 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC 4.04
40 Michael Barry (Can) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 4.57
60 Saul Raisin (USA) Credit Agricole 7.41
106 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Davitamon-Lotto 14.39
134 Guido Trenti (USA) Quick Step 17.40
149 Jason McCartney (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 26.06

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