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Grabsch wins Dauphine Libere fourth stage, Evans back in yellow

Video by FRANCE 24

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-06-11

German cyclist Bert Grabsch of the Columbia team (pictured) won the fourth stage of France's Dauphine Libere race on Wednesday, a 42.4-kilometre time trial. Australia's Cadel Evans took back the overall leader's yellow jersey.

AFP - Germany's world time-trial champion Bert Grabsch of the Columbia team won the fourth stage of the Dauphine Libere race here on Wednesday, a 42.4 kilometre time trial.

The 33-year-old German outpaced Australian Cadel Evans by just seven seconds on the day.

However, Evans regained the overall leader's yellow jersey he lost on Tuesday to Dutchman Niki Terpstra, who could only finish in 114th place, over five minutes behind the stage winner.

Evans was the big winner of the day in terms of contenders for overall victory as 2007 Tour de France champion Alberto Contador lost 37sec to the Australian.

Last year's winner Alejandro Valverde - who faces a worldwide two-year doping ban if cycling's world ruling body the UCI acts upon vital evidence, which has still to be received from the Italian sporting authorities - lost over a minute-and-a-half while Italian rider Ivan Basso was over two minutes adrift.

Date created : 2009-06-10

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