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Last Updated: Wednesday, 15 June, 2005, 16:02 GMT 17:02 UK
Albasini leads in Swiss breakaway
Michael Albasini
Albasini delighted the Swiss fans
Michael Albasini delighted his home supporters by winning the fifth stage of the Tour of Switzerland from Bad Zurzach to Altdorf on Wednesday.

The Liquigas rider beat fellow Swiss Gregory Rast and Austrian Rene Haselbacher in a sprint finish after being part of a seven-man break.

But Germany's Jan Ullrich retained the overall lead, with Australians Bradley McGee and Michael Rogers close behind.

Thursday's 156-km sixth stage ends at the mountain resort of Arosa.


Stage five result:
1. Michael Albasini (Swi) 3:48:01
2. Gregory Rast (Swi) same time
3. Rene Haselbacher (Aut)
4. Allan Johansen (Den)
5. Gustav Larsson (Swe)
6. Yannick Talabardon (Fra)
7. Maarten den Bakker (Ned)
8. Aurelien Clerc (Swi) +38secs
9. Angelo Furlan (Ita) same time
10. Markus Zberg (Swi)

Overall standings:
1. Jan Ullrich (Ger) 17:02:33
2. Bradley McGee (Aus) +2secs
3. Michael Rogers (Aus) +18"
4. Dario Frigo (Ita) +1:12"
5. Beat Zberg (Swi) +1:14"
6. Fabian Jeker (Swil) +1:25"
7. Georg Totschnig (Aut) +1:31"
8. Fraenk Schleck (Lux) +1:41"
9. Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) +1:47"
10. Tadej Valjavec (Slo) +1:53"



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