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14.03.2008/ Spain’s Carlos Barrredo fought from start to finish to give his Quick Step team their third victory on this Paris-Nice in the 5th stage in Sisteron.
The Spaniard, the most active rider in a long break of 16 riders, broke on his own in the finale to grab the stage laurels he amply deserved and make a spectacular progression in the overall standings.
Barredo is now sixth, one minute and 40 seconds behind Dutchman Robert Gesink, who retained his overall leader’s yellow jersey with the precious help of his Rabobank team-mates.
It was the third career-victory for Barredo, who won with a four-second lead over Dutchman Karsten Kroon and Italy’s Manuele Mori

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Barredo took the stage... (© Sirotti)

The start was given at 12:24 to 146 riders. David Millar (Slipstream), William Bonnet (C.A) and Leonardo Bertagnolli (Liquigas) did not start. The Ventoux left traces as Bradley McGee (CSC) called it quits after 15 kms. Seven other abandons followed.

On the second category Col de Murs (km 30.5), Clement Lhotellerie strengthened his polka-dot jersey and the first serious break involved four prominent Frenchmen, Christophe Moreau (Agritubel), Jerome Pineau (Bouygues Telecom), Remi Pauriol (C.A.) and Sandy Casar (FDJ). As Casar lost contact, his leader Philippe Gilbert replaced him in the break.

After the sprint in St Satunin les Apt (km 54), a group of 20 riders, led by Australia’s Cadel Evans, joined the four escapees. The group included, along with the Ventoux stage winner, Karsten Kroon (CSC) and Carlos Barredo (Quick Step).

After two 3rd category climbs, the Col de Javon and Cote de Sault, while Evans, Gilbert and Pineau gave up the fight, the leading bunch was reduced to the 17 following riders: David Arroyo and Mathieu Perget (GCE), Kroon, Ivan Santaromita (Liquigas) Alexandre Botcharov, Simon Gerrans, Pierre Rolland (all Credit Agricole), Benoit Vaugrenard (FDJ), Manuele Mori, Aurelien Passeron (both Saunier Duval), Stef Clement (Bouygues Telecom), Maxime Monfort (Cofidis), Jose Luis Arrieta (AG2R), Barredo (Quick Step), Christophe Moreau, Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez, Geoffroy Lequatre (all Agritubel).

Their lead increased slightly to reach three minutes after 140 kms, while the group lost Clement, who crashed (km 125). Barredo, 12th at the starft, 4:07 behind Robert Gesink, was by far the most active rider in the break.

The Spaniard was joined by Moreau, Mori, Kroon and Rolland when he attacked shortly before the final climb, the Cote des Marquises (3rd cat, km 160)., which the French champion reached in the lead, ahead of Barredo.

Two strikes by the Spaniard shattered his four companions and Barredo sped on his own towards the stage victory he amply deserved. Kroon was second and Mori third, four seconds behind.

Carlos Barredo said: ""First of all I worked hard to improve my position in the overall standings but towards the finish I realised I was probably the strongest of the break and I also went for the stage victory.  First Steegmans and now me, and on top of it we have three guys in the overall top 10, it’s great for the team. I could not be any happier.  In the next couple of days, we will see. I’ve worked very hard since the start of the race and might be a little bit tired. I’ll just try to keep with the best and see what happens."

 Robert Gesink retained his overall leader’s yellow jersey while Barredo moved to 6th in the GC.

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Results Paris - Nice 2008
Stage 5
1 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step                         3.58.01 (43.48 km/h)
2 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC                               0.04
3 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Scott                        
4 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel                             
5 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Crédit Agricole                          
6 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Crédit Agricole                        1.33
7 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Cofidis                                  
8 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                     
9 Ivan Santaromita (Swi) Liquigas                               
10 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                        
11 Aurélien Passeron (Fra) Saunier Duval-Scott                  
12 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                              
13 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2r-La Mondiale                  1.42
14 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                        2.15
15 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Liquigas                               
16 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                        
17 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Liquigas                                
18 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step                              
19 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                         
20 Andreas Klier (Ger) High Road                                
21 Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Quick Step                          
22 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                           
23 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank                                 
24 Lilian Jégou (Fra) Française des Jeux                        
25 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2r-La Mondiale                     
26 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Silence-Lotto                        
27 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram                               
28 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        
29 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step                          
30 Josep Jufré (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                        
31 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre                                
32 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Lampre                                   
33 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                        
34 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      
35 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                  
36 Yann Huguet (Fra) Cofidis                                    
37 Clément L'Hottelerie (Fra) Skil-Shimano                      
38 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre                                 
39 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                           
40 Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                     
41 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                               
42 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale                      
43 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Quick Step                           
44 Juan José Cobo (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                     
45 Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis                               
46 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale                          
47 Morris Possoni (Ita) High Road                               
48 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale                         
49 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                         
50 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Crédit Agricole                        
51 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre                                    
52 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto                        
53 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux                         
54 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto                              
55 Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel) Silence-Lotto                    
56 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Agritubel                             
57 Trent Lowe (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle - H30                   
58 Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                        
59 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto                            
60 Iouri Trofimov (Rus) Bouygues Telecom                        
61 José Alberto Benítez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott               
62 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Française des Jeux                     
63 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre                                  
64 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team CSC                             
65 Danny Pate (USA) Slipstream Chipotle - H30                   
66 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                              
67 Dionisio Galparsoro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                  
68 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel                            
69 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) Gerolsteiner                             
70 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Bouygues Telecom                      
71 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                 
72 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                    
73 Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                    
74 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                    
75 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Crédit Agricole                           
76 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) High Road                               
77 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis                                
78 David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                    
79 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                          
80 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux                   
81 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step                              
82 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram                          3.28
83 Servais Knaven (Ned) High Road                            4.46
84 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram                          5.48
85 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Quick Step                              
86 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team CSC                          
87 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel                              
88 Kevin Ista (Bel) Agritubel                                   
89 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) Française des Jeux                  
90 Craig Lewis (USA) High Road                                  
91 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Slipstream Chipotle - H30           
92 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank                               
93 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale                    6.54
94 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano                           
95 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle - H30     7.13
96 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                    
97 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                      
98 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas                       8.21
99 Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      
100 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis                                 
101 Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          
102 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                   9.53
103 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre                                11.06
104 Sergio Ghisalberti (Ita) Team Milram                        
105 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                             
106 Jason McCartney (USA) Team CSC                              
107 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis                          11.58
108 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Gerolsteiner                           
109 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas                              
110 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                              
111 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank                          13.12
112 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                            
113 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank                                 
114 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano                        18.50
115 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       
116 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano                         
117 André Greipel (Ger) High Road                               
118 Vicente Reynes (Spa) High Road                              
119 Thomas Peterson (USA) Slipstream Chipotle - H30             
120 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale                  
121 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Rabobank                              
122 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quick Step                             
123 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Team Milram                              
124 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre                              
125 Lucas Euser (USA) Slipstream Chipotle - H30                 
126 Lander Aperribai (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    
127 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Agritubel                           
128 Tyler Farrar (USA) Slipstream Chipotle - H30                
129 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Bouygues Telecom                       
130 Marc De Maar (Ned) Rabobank                                 
131 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram                             
132 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) High Road
DNS David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle - H30   
DNS William Bonnet (Fra) Crédit Agricole           
DNS Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Liquigas            
DNF Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                 
DNF Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano              
DNF Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Team Milram                
DNF Freddy Bichot (Fra) Agritubel                  
DNF Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                   
DNF Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis                  
DNF Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom            
DNF Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux      
DNF Bradley McGee (Aus) Team CSC                   
DNF Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto         
DNF Mario Aerts (Bel) Silence-Lotto                
DNF Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre                 
DNF Carlo Westphal (Ger) Gerolsteiner              
DNF Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Gerolsteiner

General Classification after Stage 5
1 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank                           21.10.28
2 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                         0.32
3 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2r-La Mondiale                   0.35
4 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Silence-Lotto                      0.42
5 Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Quick Step                        1.06
6 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step                            1.42
7 Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                   2.06
8 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      2.11
9 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Quick Step                         2.30
10 Clément L'Hottelerie (Fra) Skil-Shimano                   3.25
11 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                            3.27
12 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre                                 3.32
13 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Crédit Agricole                      3.51
14 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Cofidis                              5.29
15 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel                         5.59
16 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto                           6.40
17 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre                               8.18
18 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                           8.26
19 Trent Lowe (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle - H30                9.27
20 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                      9.54
21 Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       11.14
22 Yann Huguet (Fra) Cofidis                                11.50
23 Iouri Trofimov (Rus) Bouygues Telecom                    12.51
24 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                13.02
25 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                          13.45
26 Juan José Cobo (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                 15.18
27 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel                        18.31
28 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas                           18.40
29 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC                             18.57
30 Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                    18.59
31 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank                              20.26
32 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas                      20.31
33 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Crédit Agricole                      20.41
34 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2r-La Mondiale                 21.10
35 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                             22.29
36 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank                           22.43
37 Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel) Silence-Lotto                22.55
38 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                23.17
39 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                  24.22
40 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Agritubel                         24.58
41 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Crédit Agricole                    25.04
42 Josep Jufré (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                    26.15
43 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                      27.56
44 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                              28.16
45 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                       28.20
46 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Liquigas                            28.42
47 Lilian Jégou (Fra) Française des Jeux                    28.48
48 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale                     28.49
49 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) High Road                           28.51
50 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                28.52
51 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto                        29.51
52 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                    30.58
53 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                    30.59
54 Dionisio Galparsoro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi              31.01
55 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                31.45
56 Morris Possoni (Ita) High Road                           31.59
57 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre                             32.43
58 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle - H30    32.44
59 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                           33.09
60 Craig Lewis (USA) High Road                              33.13
61 David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                33.35
62 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                         
63 Ivan Santaromita (Swi) Liquigas                          33.48
64 Danny Pate (USA) Slipstream Chipotle - H30               34.22
65 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step                          34.38
66 José Alberto Benítez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott           35.11
67 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Crédit Agricole                       35.28
68 Aurélien Passeron (Fra) Saunier Duval-Scott              36.07
69 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale                  36.34
70 Marc De Maar (Ned) Rabobank                              36.36
71 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                       36.45
72 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram                           37.12
73 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                          37.19
74 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team CSC                      37.37
75 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step                      38.35
76 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) Gerolsteiner                         38.38
77 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux                     39.05
78 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre                            40.02
79 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Slipstream Chipotle - H30       40.04
80 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Lampre                               40.06
81 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Française des Jeux                 40.46
82 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux               41.49
83 Vicente Reynes (Spa) High Road                           42.16
84 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Scott                   44.11
85 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team CSC                         44.22
86 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Liquigas                           44.23
87 Servais Knaven (Ned) High Road                           45.17
88 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto                    46.16
89 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Quick Step                          48.11
90 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) Française des Jeux              48.28
91 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                    48.46
92 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Gerolsteiner                        48.47
93 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step                          49.17
94 Andreas Klier (Ger) High Road                            49.25
95 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis                           49.48
96 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram                          50.10
97 Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis                           50.20
98 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale                      50.22
99 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis                            50.26
100 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Bouygues Telecom                 52.31
101 Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                   
102 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quick Step                         55.53
103 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre                                56.45
104 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                  56.50
105 Sergio Ghisalberti (Ita) Team Milram                    57.02
106 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                   57.57
107 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel                         58.00
108 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                 58.07
109 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano                      58.55
110 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale                  58.59
111 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) High Road                          59.37
112 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Agritubel                     1.00.41
113 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank                        1.00.56
114 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                      1.03.37
115 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil-Shimano                   1.04.22
116 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram                      1.04.36
117 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis                           1.05.51
118 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano                      1.05.56
119 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre                        1.06.21
120 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Bouygues Telecom                 1.07.27
121 Lander Aperribai (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi              1.08.36
122 Lucas Euser (USA) Slipstream Chipotle - H30           1.09.14
123 Tyler Farrar (USA) Slipstream Chipotle - H30          1.09.51
124 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Team Milram                        1.10.07
125 Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi               1.10.28
126 Kevin Ista (Bel) Agritubel                            1.10.54
127 Jason McCartney (USA) Team CSC                        1.11.04
128 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram                      1.11.17
129 André Greipel (Ger) High Road                         1.15.30
130 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Rabobank                        1.18.48
131 Thomas Peterson (USA) Slipstream Chipotle - H30       1.23.56
132 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale            1.26.37

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