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Tour de Suisse 2005 – Stage 6

June 16, 2005 – Australian Michael Rogers (Quickstep) took advantage of a nine-man break to jump into the overall lead in the Tour of Switzerland, snatching the jersey from Jan Ullrich (T-Mobile) on the sixth stage won by U.S.A’s Chris Horner (Saunier Duval). The 159 km stage between Bürglen and Arosa had only two climbs, but they were meaty ones, including a first category climb just before the finish. Horner attacked at the base of the long, 27km climb and powered away for the win, which will go far in helping secure a spot in the Tour de France lineup for the American. Rogers attacked Ullrich’s group soon afterwards, and the German was hard-pressed to limit the damage. Finishing tenth, 1:48 behind Horner, Ullrich showed that his mountain form is not yet there: whether that is a good or a bad sign two weeks before the Tour de France remains to be seen”¦

Canadian Michael Barry (Discovery) put in a tremendous ride, finishing 26th only 2:40 down on Horner’s time, and now stands at 29th overall, 6:09 down.

1. Chris Horner (USA) Saunier Duval-Prodir 4.24.43 (35.993 km/h)
2. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 1.12
3. Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick Step 1.14
4. Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC
5. Koldo Gil Perez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team
6. Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems
7. Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir
8. Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
9. Fabian Jeker (Swi) Saunier Duval-Prodir
10. Jan Ullrich (Ger) T-Mobile Team 1.48

26 Michael Barry (Can) Discovery Channel 2.40

GC after Stage 6

1. Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick Step 21.28.40
2. Jan Ullrich (Ger) T-Mobile Team 0.20
3. Bradley McGee (Aus) Française Des Jeux 0.22
4. Fabian Jeker (Swi) Saunier Duval-Prodir 1.11
5. Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC 1.27
6. Chris Horner (USA) Saunier Duval-Prodir 1.31
7. Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1.38
8. Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems 1.39
9. Koldo Gil Perez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team 1.42
10. Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner 1.57

29 Michael Barry (Can) Discovery Channel 6.09





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