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Stage 5: Hincapie Wins, Landis Keeps Lead


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Day: Friday the 24th
Start: San Luis Obispo
Sprints: "Arroyo Grande Santa Maria"
KOMs: 1
Finish: Santa Barbara
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Miles: 105.3
KM: 169.5
Finish ETA: 2:02-2:42 pm
Race Format: Road Race
Terrain: Moderate
Notes: Major climb near finish
George Hincapie
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George Hincapie won Stage 5 of the Tour of California in a dramatic sprint finish, and Floyd Landis held onto his lead and the golden jersey. Levi Leipheimer tried to escape on the last climb, but the peloton, led by Discovery and Phonak, chased him down on the descent. The riders hit over 45 mph on the closing sprint.

Hincapie also took the green sprinters jersey. Levi Leipheimer took the King of the Mountain jersey by sprinting away to crest the day's biggest climb. Thomas Peterson holds the Best Young Rider jersey, and Nick Reistad received the Adobe Most Aggressive Rider jersey for the stage.

However, Floyd Landis' Phonak team successfully defended the golden jersey, and the standings remain the same. That sets up Stage 6 as the last real chance for any contenders to make their move.

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