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Last Updated: Thursday, 11 May 2006, 16:54 GMT 17:54 UK
Gontchar takes overall Giro lead
Sergei Gontchar
Gontchar takes the lead after a good display by his team
T-Mobile's Sergei Gontchar is the new leader of the Giro d'Italia after Thursday's fifth stage, a team time trial between Piacenza and Cremona.

His team came second, just one second behind CSC, who won in a time of 36 minutes and 56 seconds. The Discovery Channel was third in 37:35.

Gontchar now has a six second leader over CSC's Jens Voight, with another T Mobile rider, Michael Rogers, third.

Previous leader Stefan Schumacher lies eighth, 31 seconds behind Gontchar.


Giro d'Italia stage five result:

1. Team CSC 36:56"
2. T-Mobile +01"
3. Discovery Channel +39"
4. Liquigas +42"
5. Francaise des Jeux +1:00"
6. Gerolsteiner +1:03"
7. Quick-Step
8. Lampre +1:04"
9. Phonak
10. Credit Agricole +1:07"

Giro d'Italia overall standings:

1. Sergei Gontchar (Ukr/T-Mobile) 15:30:23"
2. Jens Voigt (Ger/Team CSC) +6"
3. Michael Rogers (Aus/T-Mobile)
4. Olaf Pollack (Ger/T-Mobile) +10"
5. Ivan Basso (It/Team CSC) +11"
6. Paolo Savoldelli (It/Discovery) +20"
7. Nicki Sorensen (Den/Team CSC) +29"
8. Stefan Schumacher (Ger/Gerolsteiner) +31"
9. Bobby Julich (US/Team CSC) +33"
10. Jose Luis Rubiera (Spn/Discovery) +38"


SEE ALSO
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