Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Maillot Jaune Cancellara jumps clear
Race leader Fabian Cancellara jumped clear of the peloton in the final kilometre of today's 236.5 run from Belgium to Compiègne, France. The 26 year-old Swiss, winner of the Prologue in London, blasted past the day's four-man escape (Willems, Augé, Ladagnous and Vogondy) in his Maillot Jaune after the race competed its final turn onto the streets that start the Classic Paris-Roubaix.
CSC's Cancellara held off the oncoming sprint led by Erik Zabel (Milram) over Danilo Napolitano (Lampre-Fondital), Tom Boonen (Quickstep-Innergetic) and Robert Hunter (Barloworld). He retained his race lead and even added to it with the bonus seconds gained on the line.