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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 July 2003, 11:59 GMT 12:59 UK
Tour de France stage five photos

Spain's ONCE team start stage five

Spain's ONCE team start stage five back in their pink attire after yesterday's second-place performance in the team time trial

Victor Hugo Pena (right) looks relaxed as he starts stage five on his 29th birthday

Yellow-jersey holder Victor Hugo Pena (right) looks relaxed as he starts stage five alongside Telekom's Santiago Botero

The peloton passes through Coussegrey during stage five

The peloton passes through Coussegrey during the 196km Troyes to Nevers stage as the riders jostle for position at the front

Italy's Gilberto Simoni (right) and US' Tyler Hamilton ride together during stage five

American Tyler Hamilton (left) rides free of the collar bone strapping he's had to wear since being injured during stage one

Pena protects US Postal team-mate Armstrong

Pena protects team leader and Tour favourite Lance Armstrong who sits only one second behind his US Postal team-mate

The peloton reach the summit of the Cote de Tonnerre

The peloton reach the summit of the Cote de Tonnerre after 52km, but are two minutes adrift of a five-man breakaway pack

The five-man pack increase their lead to three minutes

The breakaway pack comprises of Nicolas Jalabert, Jens Voigt, Laszlo Bodrogdi, Frederic Finot and Ludovic Turpin

The peloton chase the leading five riders

But the peloton stay in the hunt and rejoin the leading five with 22km to go to set up the traditional sprint finish

Alessandro Petacchi crosses the line to win stage five

It's Alessandro Petacchi who launches a brilliantly timed attack to take his third stage win of the Tour

Pena retains the overall lead

Pena retains the overall lead and the yellow jersey in an apt celebration for his 29th birthday

Robbie McEwen dons the green jersey

Australia's Robbie McEwen dons the green jersey after taking the lead in the points standings




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