Stage 5 results: After a Garmin leadout, Mark Cavendish comes back with a convincing win

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Stage 5 results
1  Mark Cavendish (GBR) HTC - Columbia           4:30:50  
2  Gerald Ciolek (GER) Team Milram    
3  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Sky     
4  Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne    
5  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Cervelo Test Team    
6  Sébastien Turgot (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
7  Robbie Mcewen (AUS) Team Katusha    
8  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
9  Lloyd Mondory (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale    
10 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions

General Classification after Stage 5
1  Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank)               
2  Geraint Thomas (Sky)                          + 0:23
3  Cadel Evans (Bmc)	                         + 0:39
4  Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin - Transitions)         + 0:46
5  Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step)                 + 1:01
6  Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank)                      + 1:09
7  Thor Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team)              + 1:19
8  Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana)                 + 1:31
9  Alberto Contador (Astana)	                 + 1:40
10 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma - Lotto)  + 1:42
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July 5 post: Champagne breakfast at #tdf on Twitpic Stage 5 starts in Epernay, the capital of the Champagne region surrounded by vineyards as far as the eye can see. Epernay also hosted a stage start in 1978 and 2002. We'll then continue south over two category 4 climbs early on before settling into a flat day passing Paris on the way, 35 km to the west.

Similar to the previous stage finish, Robbie McEwen has also won in Montargis back in 2005 when the Tour last visited Montargis. There should also be a sprint finish again this year in Montargis, known for its 131 bridges and walkways giving rise to the nickname, "Venice of the Gâtinais." However, it depends on how the previous Arenberg stage unfolds and the gaps in the general classification that opened up. The new leader of the race, if there is one, might not want the Yellow Jersey so early in the month. July 8 update: We are heading into the interior of France and it's going to be one of the hottest Tour days in years. — Steve

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