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Back 7.10.2009

Lead Slips Away from Fabian; Schlecks, CVV and Carlos Still in the Hunt.

Brice Feillu (FRA) Agritubel won today's seventh stage of the Tour de France.  Zipp sponsored athlete, Fabian Cancellara (SUI) of team Saxo Bank forfeited the yellow leader's jersey to Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale after leading the tour for 7 days.

Bradley Wiggins (GBr) of Garmin-Slipstream is Zipp's closest GC contender, 46 seconds off the pace.  Teammate Christian Vande Velde (USA) is 1:24 back.  Other GC contenders on Zipp are Andy Schleck (LUX) at 1:49, Frank Schleck at 2:25, and last year's champion Carlos Sastre (ESP) at 2:52.  All the GC contenders finished together with the exception of Spain's Alberto Contador who attacked and moved himself into second on GC.

Photo: Tim De Waele