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Last Updated: Thursday, 12 July 2007, 11:01 GMT 12:01 UK
Tour de France - stage five photos

Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara in the yellow jersey and Tom Boonen in the green

Fabian Cancellara and Tom Boonen make their way over the start of the fifth stage from Chablis to Autun

Fans line the route

Spectators are out in force along the 182.5km route to watch the riders tackle eight category climbs on the way to Autun

Sylvain Chavanel makes an early move away from the peloton

Sylvain Chavanel makes an early move away from the peloton, closely followed by William Bonnet and Philippe Gilbert

William Bonnet and Sylvain Chavanel and Philippe Gilbert

The leaders gradually open up a 10-minute lead on the pack but Gianpaolo Cheula manages to catch the breakaway

The chasing pack

The peloton also claws back time on the leaders and is just under six minutes behind with 83km still to race

Alexandre Vinokourov

Race favourite Alexandre Vinokourov is one of several riders to suffer falls as the testing stage takes its toll

Alexandre Vinokourov and his Astana team-mates

Vinokourov's spill costs him 80 seconds but Astana team-mate Andreas Kloeden also crashes and could be ruled out

Riders reflected in a mirror

The chasing pack keep up the pressure and are closing fast by the time the leaders reach the day's final ascent

Riders race for the line in Autun

The peloton have overhauled the leaders once the race reaches Autun, prompting a dramatic group sprint to the line

Italy's Filippo Pozzato crosses the line in first place at the end of stage five

David Millar mounts a late challenge but it is Pozzato who takes the line - by the narrowest of margins from Oscar Friere

Italy's Filippo Pozzato crosses the line in first place at the end of stage five

Pozzato celebrates his victory on an exacting fifth stage and moves into third place in the overall standings

Eric Zabel

Milram's Eric Zabel takes the green jersey from Tim Boonen after the Quick-Step man struggles on the final climb

Sylvain Chavanel

Chavanel is rewarded for his hard work leading throughout the day and claims the King of the Mountains jersey

Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara in the yellow jersey

Cancellara holds on to the yellow jersey for another day despite a few hairy moments on the final descent into Autun



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